Zinc Carbonate is a water-insoluble compound that appears as a white crystalline solid. It is a naturally occurring mineral ore that is naturally produced when a zinc bearing ore undergoes weathering or oxidation. It is used in the pharmaceutical industry to make other products such as feed additive.
Zinc Carbonate can be obtained from the processing of smithsonite. Zinc Carbonate can also be manufactured through the reaction between zinc salt with sodium carbonate/bicarbonate.
Zinc Carbonate is used in medication for health issues related to the liver and stomach. It is also predominantly used in traditional chinese medicine. Furthermore, zinc promotes health benefits such as sexual maturation and bone growth.
Smithsonite can be polished to produce gemstones for ornament purposes.