Zinc bromide

chemical compound

Zinc bromide is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is ZnBr2. It contains zinc and bromide ions.

Zinc bromide
Names
IUPAC name
Zinc bromide
Other names
Zinc(II) bromide,
Zinc dibromide
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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ECHA InfoCard 100.028.836
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RTECS number ZH1150000
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Properties
ZnBr2
Molar mass 225.198 g/mol
Appearance white crystalline powder
hygroscopic
Density 4.20 g/cm3 (20 °C)
4.22 g/cm3 (25 °C)
Melting point 394 °C (741 °F; 667 K)
Boiling point 697 °C (1,287 °F; 970 K)
311 g/100 mL (0 °C)
447 g/100 mL (20 °C)[1]
538 g/100 mL (100 °C)[2]
Solubility very soluble in alcohol, ether, acetone, tetrahydrofuran
1.5452
Hazards
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Flash point Non-flammable
Related compounds
Other anions Zinc fluoride,
Zinc chloride,
Zinc iodide
Other cations Cadmium bromide,
Mercury(II) bromide,
Calcium bromide
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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PropertiesEdit

Zinc bromide is a colorless solid. It dissolves in water. It makes an acidic solution.

PreparationEdit

It can be made by reacting barium bromide with zinc sulfate. This forms barium sulfate which can be filtered out. It can also be made by reacting zinc with bromine. It can also be made by reacting zinc with hydrogen bromide or hydrobromic acid.

UsesEdit

It can be used in organic chemistry. It can be used as a shield against radiation. There is a battery that uses zinc bromide.

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Patnaik, P. (2003). Handbook of Inorganic Chemicals. McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 0-07-049439-8.
  2. "Zinc Bromide". Chemicalland21.