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Offline Big-Daddy

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Zinc oxide reaction
« on: April 01, 2014, 02:38:33 PM »
If sulphuric acid and a little nitric acid, highly concentrated, are added to solid zinc oxide, and then the solution is heated, we get a white precipitate on cooling. Write a reaction equation for this process.

I can't think of anything else but ZnSO4 but this is soluble too ... so what is the answer? ZnNO3 is soluble of course.

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Re: Zinc oxide reaction
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 08:40:59 PM »
Just tinkering

Zinc_oxide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_oxide
ZnO

Sulfuric_acid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulfuric_acid
H2SO4.

Nitric_acid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitric_acid
HNO3

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Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound with the formula ZnO. ZnO is a white powder that is insoluble in water,

ZnO + H2SO4 + HNO3  :rarrow:



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Re: Zinc oxide reaction
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 09:17:38 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_sulfide
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Zinc sulfide (or zinc sulphide) is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula of ZnS. This is the main form of zinc found in nature, where it mainly occurs as the mineral sphalerite. Although this mineral is usually black because of various impurities, the pure material is white, and it is widely used as a pigment. In its dense synthetic form, zinc sulfide can be transparent, and it is used as a window for visible optics and infrared optics.
ZnO + H2:rarrow: ZnS + H2O

But maybe you can write a formula for any possible reactions?

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