Zinc iodide

chemical compound

Zinc iodide is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is ZnI2. It contains zinc and iodide ions.

PropertiesEdit

Zinc iodide is a colorless solid. It dissolves in water. It reacts with bases to make zinc hydroxide. It is a reducing agent. When it is oxidized it makes iodine.

PreparationEdit

It is made by reacting zinc with iodine.

UsesEdit

It is opaque (not clear) to X-rays. It can be used as a stain in microscope slides.

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