Elements and Compounds
Metal and Alloys
How was zinc discovered?
Andreas Marggraf (1709-1782) A German scientist isolated Zinc
from its minerals. He published his findings in "On the method of
extracting zinc from its true mineral, calamine" in (1746). Read
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Who was the discoverer of zinc and when and where did he find it?
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When did zinc discovered?
Zinc was discovered as a separate element in 1746 by Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, a German chemist who isolated the pure metal by heating the zinc ore called calamine after mixing it with charcoal. The charcoal separated the metallic zinc from the sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms in calamine (Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O).