Who Discovered Zinc?

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The name of the metal zinc is unusual and, while vague in origin, was probably first used by Paracelsus, a Swiss-born German chemist, who referred to the metal as 'Zincum', in the 16th century.
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Zinc is abbreviated as Zn on the Periodic Table of the Elements and its atomic number is 30. Our human bodies use zinc for skin and bone health, sexual maturation and to process food
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Zinc has been known and used since prehistoric times. Artifacts that are mostly zinc dating back to about 2500 BC have been discovered.
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Zinc ores were used for making brass (a mixture of copper and zinc) The exact way it was
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The US Canada and Australia are practically chalked full of it (no pun intended) but it was original discovered by the German scientist Andreas Margraf; however, zinc has been being
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Zinc has been known since ancient times.
Prehistoric people discovered zinc and used it but never really realized that it was a distinct element. It was in 1746 when Marggraf showed that Zinc can be obtained by reducing calamine using charcoal. You can find more information here: http://www. radiochemistry. org/periodictable/elements/30. html
Humans have been using zinc compounds for well over 2,000 years, so it's not known who first discovered it. We do know that in the country of India in the 1400's, the first metallic zinc was produced and in the mid 1700's, zinc was rediscovered when Andreas Sigismund Marggraf heated calamine with chunks of charcoal.
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