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Is zinc nitrate soluble or insoluble?
Solubility is the ability of a solid, liquid or gaseous chemical substance (called a solute) to dissolve in a solvent such as water. It fundamentally depends on the physical properties of the solute and solvent as well as temperature, pressure and the pH of the solution. The solubility of a substance in a solvent is also determined by the enthalpy of hydration, which increases with increasing concentration of the solute.
Zinc nitrate is the salt of zinc with the formula Zn(NO3)2. This white crystalline compound is highly deliquescent and typically encountered as the hexahydrate, Zn(NO3)2*6H2O. It is soluble in both water and alcohols. It is sold as an inorganic fertilizer and is often used for electro-galvanising and is also important in the rubber industry, mining and water treatment industries.
The hexahydrate decomposes to form the anhydrous form of zinc nitrate on heating. The anhydrous form is a hygroscopic white powder. It is soluble in water, alcohols and acetone. It is a strong oxidising agent and is corrosive to metals.
Zinc nitrate is a toxic substance. Its inhalation can lead to irritation of the throat, nose and eyes. If swallowed, it can cause stomach upsets and abdominal pains. It is very irritating to skin and may lead to dermatitis. Zinc nitrate fumes can cause lung irritation and may be fatal if inhaled. If mixed with hydrocarbons it can form a flammable mixture. Ingestion of zinc nitrate can cause gastrointestinal irritation, chills and shock from poisoning of the heart muscle (myocarditis). Zinc nitrate is non-combustible and accelerates the burning of combustible materials.