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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various salts containing ZnO22− or related hydroxide complexes, such as Zn(OH)3.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In chem., a compound which may be viewed as resulting from the union of zinc oxid with the oxid of a more electropositive metal, or from the replacement of hydrogen in zinc hydroxid by a very strongly electropositive metal, such as potassium or sodium.

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  • noun chemistry any salt formally derived from zinc oxide or hydroxide by combination with a more electropositive element

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  • As the concentration of zincate increases, it precipitates out as zinc oxide.

    A Brief History of Batteries- Part 1

  • The reaction involves zinc electrochemically reacting and forming a complex called zincate.

    A Brief History of Batteries- Part 1

  • But it turns out that when you try to deposit the zinc from the zincate, it does not deposit in the same place where it dissolved.

    A Brief History of Batteries- Part 1

  • And you begin to wonder if you should never let the zinc precipitate as zinc oxide and if you should just keep it as zincate by, say, flowing it.

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  • And you begin to wonder if you should never let the zinc precipitate as zinc oxide and if you should just keep it as zincate by, say, flowing it.

    A Brief History of Batteries- Part 2

  • What this means is that zinc oxide easily goes into solution to form zincate in the electrolyte.

    A Brief History of Batteries- Part 1

  • The product of this reaction, potassium zincate, is a salt of zinc hydroxide, which is thus seen to have acid properties, though it usually acts as a base.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • The upshot is that while the zincate reagent tends to create the most energetically stable product molecule, the aluminate reagent simply replaces the most easily removed hydrogen atom, leading to a different end product.

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  • Schematic of the structures of the aluminate (a) and zincate (b) reagents.

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  • ""But it turns out that when you try to deposit the zinc from the zincate, it does deposit in the same place where it dissolved."

    A Brief History of Batteries- Part 1

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