Ziegler Karl
Nobel prize winning chemist who did a vast quantity of work on the catalysts for producing high density polyethene and polypropene.
Used as a galvanic coating on steel to prevent corrosion and is used as a constituent of various alloy systems.
Zinc Air Battery
Uses a zinc anode, a porous carbon cathode which absorbs oxygen from the air and a base electrolyte.
Zinc Blende
An old name for Zinc Sulphide.
Zinc Bromide Battery
Two oppositely charged liquids are passed through an ion-exchange membrane to produce electricity.
Zinc Chloride


A white crystalline compound.

Zinc Chloride Battery
A chemistry used in some heavy-duty batteries.
Zinc Chromate
Bright yellow pigment which chemically is substantially zinc chromate, although its precise composition is rather complex. Its chief use is in anti-corrosive paints and primers for steel.

Zinc Nitrate


Used as a mordant in dyeing and also a source of zinc ions for chemistry.

Zinc Oxide


Used as a constituent of creams for its soothing qualities.

Zinc Phosphate


Used as a corrosion resistant coating on metal surfaces either as part of an electroplating process or applied as a primer pigment.

Zinc Plating
The application of a zinc coating by galvanizing or electrogalvanizing.
Zinc Spraying
A process for applying zinc coatings to iron and steel.
Zinc Sulphate


Water soluble.

Zinc Sulphide


The commenest zinc ore, known as Sphalerite or Zinc Blende.

Zinc Vapour Deposition
A process in which zinc vapour is deposited in a vacuum.
Zinc-Carbon Cell
Alternative name for a Leclanche Cell.
Process of etching unprotected parts of a zinc plate with strong acids to produce a printing surface.


Monocyclic sesquiterpene that is the predominant constituent of the oil of ginger.

The point at which a line crosses the z-axis.
A popular standard for file compression developed by the PKWare corporation.
Zip Drive
A special drive for removable data cartridges.
Zip Fuel
A boron-base high-energy liquid propellant.
The metal is extremely corrosion resistant due to the formation of a stable oxide film.
Zirconium Oxide
Used in enamels and ceramic coatings.