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Zinc phosphate

Zinc phosphate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Zn3(PO4)2. It contains zinc and phosphate ions.


Zinc phosphate is a white solid. It does not dissolve in water. It can react with strong acids to make phosphoric acid and a zinc salt.


It can be made by reacting zinc with phosphoric acid. It is normally made by reacting zinc oxide and magnesium oxide with a mixture of phosphoric acid, water, and a buffer.


It is used as a cement in dentistry. It rarely is found as a mineral.

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