zinc white


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zinc white:

see zinc oxidezinc oxide,
chemical compound, ZnO, that is nearly insoluble in water but soluble in acids or alkalies. It occurs as white hexagonal crystals or a white powder commonly known as zinc white.
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zinc white

[′ziŋk ′wīt]
(chemistry)

zinc oxide, zinc white

A white water-insoluble pigment which has low hiding power; used in paints to provide durability, color retention, and hardness, and to increase sag resistance.
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