Element Cube: Zinc Zn

$ 24.00

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      Zinc (Zn) is an abundant metal, found in the Earth’s crust, with a
      myriad of industrial and biological uses. At room temperature, zinc is
      brittle and blue-white in color, but it can be polished to a bright finish. Man-made zinc alloy products have been reliably dated as far back as 500 BC, and zinc was first intentionally added to copper to form brass around 200-300 BC. 

      Alessandro Volta created the first battery in 1800 using copper and
      zinc plates, ushering in a new era of electrical knowledge. By 1837,
      Stanislas Sorel had named his new process of zinc-plating
      galvanization after Luigi Galvani, who had discovered the animating
      effect of electricity while autopsying frogs. Galvanization, a form of
      cathodic protection, can protect a wide variety of metals. It's now the primary industrial application of pure zinc.

      This cube weighs in at 8 ounces. It measures 1.25” square. Each cube is stamped with periodic table symbol (Zn), name, atomic number, atomic weight, and density.

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