Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate

Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate

Zinc sulfate is an inorganic compound and dietary supplement. As a supplement it is used to treat zinc deficiency and to prevent the condition in those at high risk. Side effects of excess supplementation may include abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, and tiredness.

Introduction

Zinc sulfate is an inorganic compound and dietary supplement. As a supplement it is used to treat zinc deficiency and to prevent the condition in those at high risk. Side effects of excess supplementation may include abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, and tiredness.

It has the formula ZnSO4 as well as any of three hydrates. It was historically known as "white vitriol". All of the various forms are colourless solids. The heptahydrate form is commonly encountered.


Functions and Applications

1. The zinc sulfate hydrates, especially the heptahydrate, are the primary forms used commercially. The main application is as a coagulant in the production of rayon .

2. It is also a precursor to the pigment lithopone.

3. Zinc sulfate is used to supply zinc in animal feeds, fertilizers, and agricultural sprays.

4.Zinc sulfate, like many zinc compounds, can be used to control moss growth on roofs.

5.It is used as in electrolytes for zinc plating, as a mordant in dyeing, as a preservative for skins and leather and in medicine as an astringent and emetic

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