Zinc is a chemical element with the symbol Zn and atomic number 30. It is a light-colored brittle metal that is often used in alloys and batteries. It is also one of the most abundant elements in the Earth’s crust and has five stable isotopes.
Zn is a member of group 12 (IIB) of the periodic table and is characterized by its tetrahedrally coordinated zinc ions. It is an important metal in biochemistry and has many important biological properties.
Zinc is widely incorporated in many industrial products including galvanizing iron, brass, and a variety of batteries. It is also a pigment and a polymer stabilizer for rubber.