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Zinc Sulfate
Zinc sulfate

Zinc sulfate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is ZnSO4. It contains zinc and sulfate ions.

Properties

Zinc sulfate is a colorless solid. It dissolves in water. It can react with bases to make zinc hydroxide.

Preparation

Zinc sulfate can be made by reacting zinc or zinc oxide with sulfuric acid. It can also be made by reacting copper sulfate with zinc.

Uses

Zinc sulfate can be used to add zinc to the soil. It is also used to add zinc to animal feed. It was once used to remove acne.

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