Molecular Wight: 99.424 g/mol
Zinc hydroxide is a white powder. Its solubility in water is very low and dissolves well in acidic and alkaline solutions. Zinc hydroxide is produced as the reaction of 40% on zinc sulfate. It is the sub-product of sodium sulfate. It is necessary to adjust the concentration of , so that its large amount does not lead to the excessive sedimentation of sodium sulfate.
ZnSO4 (aq) + 2NaOH (aq) => Zn(OH)2 (s) + Na2SO4 (aq)
- In Calamine creams
- Baby powder
- Skin lotion and cosmetics
- Due to the amphoteric nature, it reacts with strong bases to create to be used as an oral medication for the treatment of many disorders.