2 Zn + O2 2 ZnO

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 Zn0 - 4 e- 2 ZnII (oxidation)

2 O0 + 4 e- 2 O-II (reduction)

Zn is a reducing agent, O2 is an oxidizing agent.

Reactants:

  • Zn
    • Names: Zinc source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Zinc powder (pyrophoric) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Zn source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Grey-to-blue powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • O2
    • Names: Dioxygen source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Oxygen source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Oxygen (liquefied) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Odourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Liquefied gas. colourless-to-blue extremely cold liquid source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • ZnO
    • Names: Zinc oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Zinc white source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Calamine source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28
    • Appearance: White solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28; White powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; White, odorless solid. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02