Properties of Zinc Carbonate

Properties of Zinc Carbonate

Physical properties:

  • It is a white powder, insoluble in water.
  • It can be a basic carbonate which includes zinc hydroxide in the formulation

Chemical properties:

Action of Heat

On heating at 300°C, Zinc carbonate decomposes into Zinc oxide and carbon dioxide

ZnCO3 ⎯300°C→ ZnO + CO2

  • Zinc carbonate is insoluble in water, but readily dissolves in many acids to form zinc salts.