a white, crystalline, deliquescent, water-soluble, poisonous solid, ZnCl 2 , used chiefly as a wood preservative, as a disinfectant and antiseptic, and in the manufacture of vulcanized fiber, parchment paper, and soldering fluxes.
Avoid zinc chloride dust or vapor from the solution by wearing an appropriate mask or work under a vent hood.
The electrolyte is an aqueous solution of ammonium chloride and zinc chloride.
British Dictionary definitions for zinc chloride
a white odourless soluble poisonous granular solid used in manufacturing parchment paper and vulcanized fibre and in preserving wood. It is also a soldering flux, embalming agent, and a medical astringent and antiseptic. Formula: ZnCl2Also called butter of zinc
zinc chloride A white, water-soluble crystalline compound used as a wood preservative, as a soldering flux, and for a variety of industrial purposes, including the manufacture of cements and paper parchment. Chemical formula:ZnCl2.