Zinc nitrate is an inorganic chemical compound with the formula Zn(NO3)2 . This white, crystalline salt is highly deliquescent and is typically encountered as a hexahydrate Zn(NO3)2•6H2O. It is soluble in both water and alcohol.
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|Molar mass||189.36 g/mol (anhydrous) |
297.49 g/mol (hexahydrate)
|Appearance||colorless, deliquescent crystals|
|Density||2.065 g/cm3 (hexahydrate)|
|Melting point|| 110 °C (230 °F; 383 K) (anhydrous) |
45.5 °C (trihydrate)
36.4 °C (hexahydrate)
|Boiling point||~ 125 °C (257 °F; 398 K) decomposes (hexahydrate)|
|327 g/100 mL, 40 °C (trihydrate) |
184.3 g/100 mL, 20 °C (hexahydrate)
|Solubility||very soluble in alcohol|
|Occupational safety and health (OHS/OSH):|
|Oxidant, may explode on heating|
|Safety data sheet (SDS)||ICSC 1206|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Zinc nitrate has no large scale application but is used on a laboratory scale for the synthesis of coordination polymers. Its controlled decomposition to zinc oxide has also been used for the generation of various ZnO based structures, including nanowires.