Zinc Chloride

Zinc chloride is a white crystalline solid, hygroscopic and very deliquescent. Anhydrous ZnCl2 can be prepared from zinc and hydrogen chloride


Molar Weight136.3 g/mol
Melting Point290°C
Boiling Point732°C
Density2.907 g/cm³
FormsPowder, White

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Disinfectant
  • Flux
  • Flame retardant


  • Pulp & Paper
  • Cleaning
  • Agrobusiness
  • Chemical Processing

Synonyms: Zinc (II) chloride, Zinc dichloride, zinc (2+) dichloride

Chemical Formula: ZnCl2

CAS Number: 7646-85-7