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zinc sulfide

noun, Chemistry
a white to yellow, crystalline powder, ZnS, soluble in acids, insoluble in water, occurring naturally as wurtzite and sphalerite: used as a pigment and as a phosphor on x-ray and television screens.
Origin of zinc sulfide
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Most zinc ore found naturally in the environment is found as the salt, zinc sulfide.
  • Most zinc ore found naturally in the environment is in the form of zinc sulfide.
  • These decay products in turn decay, and the alpha radiation is detected by the zinc sulfide screen and photomultiplier.
  • Roasting is a high-temperature process that converts zinc sulfide concentrate to an impure zinc oxide called calcine.
  • Lithopone, a mixture of zinc sulfide and barium sulfate, is an important pigment.
  • zinc sulfide and ammonium sulfide were used to detect heavy metals.

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