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Zinci Iodidum. Zinc Iodide. ZnI2=318.16.
By digesting an excess of Zinc, with Iodine diffused in water. Zn+I2+H2O=ZnI2+H2O.
A white, granular powder, odorless, and having a sharp, saline and metallic taste. Very deliquescent, and liable to absorb oxygen from the air, and to become brown from liberated Iodine. Solubility. - Readily in water, Alcohol, or Ether.
Dose, 1 to 3 gr.; .06 to .20 gm.