Zinc Electrode, Flat
Zinc Electrodes are sheets of high purity zinc metal cut to the size 5 x 3/4 inches (about 19mm x 125mm) and are generally used as zinc electrodes in electricity and chemistry experiments. Each electrode is stamped with letters "Zn" for ease of identification. The thickness of zinc electrodes are 0.75mm up to 1mm.
Zinc is a bluish-white, lustrous metal. It is brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable at 100 to 150oC. It is a fair conductor of electricity, and burns in air at high red heat with evolution of white clouds of the oxide. The metal is employed to form numerous alloys with other metals. Brass, nickel silver, typewriter metal, commercial bronze, spring bronze, German silver, soft solder, and aluminum solder are some of the more important alloys. Large quantities of zinc are used to produce die castings, which are used extensively by the automotive, electrical, and hardware industries.
These zinc plates would be a welcome addition to any metal collection as well as functional use.