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What is zinc sulfate, the role of zinc sulfate

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the role of zinc sulfate

In the process of animal breeding, in order to meet the nutritional needs of animals, farmers will add zinc sulfate  to the feed . So, what is zinc sulfate? How does it work? To this end, the following editor will introduce to you in detail what zinc sulfate is and the role of zinc sulfate.

what is zinc sulfate

Colorless or white crystals, granules or powder, alias Hao alum. Odorless. Astringent. Weathered in dry air, it loses all crystal water at 280°C, and decomposes above 500°C. 1g is dissolved in 0.6ml of water, 2.5ml of glycerol, insoluble in ethanol. The aqueous solution is acidic to litmus, and the pH is about 4.5. The one containing 1 molecule of crystal water is less likely to agglomerate. Relative density 1.97. Melting point 100℃. Small lethal dose (rat, oral) 2200mg/kg. Irritant. Used in the manufacture of lithopone, and used as mordant, astringent, wood preservative, etc.

The role of zinc sulfate

As a supplement of zinc for animal nutrition, zinc sulfate is a component of many enzymes, proteins, and ribose in animals. It plays an important role in protein biosynthesis and utilization. In animals, zinc not only participates in the metabolism of DNA, RNA, protein, carbohydrates and lipids, but also is related to insulin and prostaglandins. At the same time, it interacts with vitamins and trace elements, and has an antagonistic effect with copper in animals. Excessive calcium will hinder the absorption and utilization of zinc.

What color is zinc sulfate

Zinc sulfate is a colorless orthorhombic crystal, granule or powder, odorless and astringent, its crystal is white, and the solution is clear and transparent

Dangers of Zinc Sulfate

Health Hazards: This product is moderately irritating to the eyes and non-irritating to the skin. Mistaken consumption can cause acute gastroenteritis symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dehydration, shock, and even death in severe cases.

Environmental Hazards: Harmful to the environment and can cause pollution to water bodies.

Explosion Hazard: This product is non-flammable and irritating.