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What is an active ingredient in poison ivy lotion and an alloying agent in steel?

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December 11, 2009 2:05AM

poison ivey lotion is a solution(or suspension not sure) of powdered calamine which is Zinc oxide and iron (III) oxide

and zinc when used to make various steel alloys and also to electroplate steel for galvanized steel (the stuff that chain linked fences are made of)

note electroplating is not the same as alloying

Zirconium!