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what is the definition or description of: zinc oxide?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Zinc Oxide: Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound with the formula zno. It usually appears as a white powder, nearly insoluble in water. The powder is widely used as an additive into numerous materials and products http://encyclopedia.Thefreedictionary.Com/zinc+oxide.
Answered on Dec 5, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Oxygenated zinc: Zinc oxide is a compond made up of two elements chemically joined- oxygen and zinc. It is commonly used in dental sedative fillings, treating diaper rash and also as a sunblock.
Answered on Dec 5, 2012

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