Present name. - Zincic Iodide. Znl2.
May be obtained from the operative chemists.
Characters and Tests. - Dirty-white pulverulent masses, very deliquescent and freely soluble in water. The aqueous solution gives white precipitates with Sulphide of Ammonium and Ammonia, that yielded by the latter re-agent being entirely soluble without colour in an excess. When mixed with mucilage of Starch it yields a blue colour on the addition of a minute quantity of solution of Chlorine.
Preparation. - Solution in distilled water.