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    Is Zinc Chloride produced naturally by Mother Nature?


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    Nope, I think it's got to be man-made: usually with Zn + 2HCl, bear in mind that Zn is quite high up in the Reactivity Series of Metals, and so, would react quite quickly with the diluted HCl.

    Only then would you be able to obtain the Zinc Chloride salt, so I don't think that it could form naturally.

    I think you could possibly have mistaken that for ZnSO4, which I'm sure can occur naturally, if under the correct circumstances eg If Zinc is exposed to prolonged Acid Rain, now as Acid Rain is basically diluted H2SO4, if the Zinc was completely covered by the acid rain then, the acid would break down the zinc and when -say- the sun evaporated the solution, then the salt would naturally be left over. I'm sure that in those circumstances, ZnSO4 could be considered as a naturally forming substance.

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    Hmmm, so HCl is not formed naturally either, I guess. Or else both could meet up and react.
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    HCl is digestive juices. Stomach acid. Zinc cloride wouldn't be to hard to make, although, as said, zinc is very reactive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The P-manator
    Hmmm, so HCl is not formed naturally either, I guess. Or else both could meet up and react.
    It's plausible as both Hydrogen and Chlorine occur naturally but I think the conditions would need to be perfect for this to happen, and you'd need the Hydrogen Chloride to form in clouds to create Acid Rain, then and only then would dilute HCl be formed naturally, but I highly doubt it.

    I guess it could be formed if Hydrogen Chloride Gas was a product of engine combustion, like Sulphur Dioxide and went through the same process as Sulphur Diox. to form Acid Rain, but I highly doubt it, plus I think Hydrogen Chloride would give the automobile authorities something to worry about it as Hydrogen Chloride is extremely poisonous and would no doubt deliver very heavy penalties to manufacturers who made engines which expelled these fumes
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    Well, it seems that the possibility of Zinc Chloride in nature has fizzled away. Therefore it would be harmful for the environment to produce hydrogen using Zn and HCl. Well, that is, if you believe that when you take elements from Pluto, or underneath the crust of Earth, he will not be happy. (Oil, for example, has ruined our society.)
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    Zinc Cloride isn't naturally occuring as far as I know. (shoulda said this in my first post).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sungmintd8
    Zinc Cloride isn't naturally occuring as far as I know. (shoulda said this in my first post).
    I done that for you
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    Thx.
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    So wait, out of curiosity, if you fed someone zinc, zinc chloride would form in thier stomach?
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    Possibility, but don't think it has been proven, as no one in their right mind would feed excessive amounts of Zinc to someone , plus Zinc is already in plentiful supply arounds the human body anyway so I'd assume that Zinc Chloride would be formed naturally anyway, but not on the scale that your thinking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaugree
    So wait, out of curiosity, if you fed someone zinc, zinc chloride would form in thier stomach?
    And they would burp out hydrogen. You would have a personal hydrogen generator! :-D
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    That is awesome
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    Yes, one more reason to switch to a hydrogen economy.
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