zinc blende


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zinc blende

zinc blende

n
(Minerals) another name for sphalerite

sphal•er•ite

(ˈsfæl əˌraɪt, ˈsfeɪ lə-)

n.
an ore mineral, zinc sulfide, ZnS.
[1865–70; < Greek sphaler(ós) slippery, deceptive + -ite1]
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Noun1.zinc blende - an ore that is the chief source of zinczinc blende - an ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form
atomic number 49, indium, In - a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
atomic number 81, thallium, Tl - a soft grey malleable metallic element that resembles tin but discolors on exposure to air; it is highly toxic and is used in rodent and insect poisons; occurs in zinc blende and some iron ores
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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On comparison with the standard sample (JCPDS card #050566), the X-ray diffractogram and 20 values of ZnS were found to be in fairly good agreement, thus confirming the zinc blende crystal structure.
2) Zinc blende, a lustrous black or brown crystalline zinc sulphide;