nihil album
Zinc inc (z[i^][ng]k), n. [G. zink, probably akin to zinn tin: cf. F. zinc, from the German. Cf. {Tin}.] (Chem.) An abundant element of the magnesium-cadmium group, extracted principally from the minerals zinc blende, smithsonite, calamine, and franklinite, as an easily fusible bluish white metal, which is malleable, especially when heated. It is not easily oxidized in moist air, and hence is used for sheeting, coating galvanized iron, etc. It is used in making brass, britannia, and other alloys, and is also largely consumed in electric batteries. Symbol Zn. Atomic number 30. Atomic weight 65.38. [Formerly written also {zink}.] [1913 Webster]

{Butter of zinc} (Old Chem.), zinc chloride, {ZnCl2}, a deliquescent white waxy or oily substance.

{Oxide of zinc}. (Chem.) See {Zinc oxide}, below.

{Zinc amine} (Chem.), a white amorphous substance, {Zn(NH2)2}, obtained by the action of ammonia on zinc ethyl; -- called also {zinc amide}.

{Zinc amyle} (Chem.), a colorless, transparent liquid, composed of zinc and amyle, which, when exposed to the atmosphere, emits fumes, and absorbs oxygen with rapidity.

{Zinc blende} [cf. G. zinkblende] (Min.), a native zinc sulphide. See {Blende}, n. (a) .

{Zinc bloom} [cf. G. zinkblumen flowers of zinc, oxide of zinc] (Min.), hydrous carbonate of zinc, usually occurring in white earthy incrustations; -- called also {hydrozincite}.

{Zinc ethyl} (Chem.), a colorless, transparent, poisonous liquid, composed of zinc and ethyl, which takes fire spontaneously on exposure to the atmosphere.

{Zinc green}, a green pigment consisting of zinc and cobalt oxides; -- called also {Rinmann's green}.

{Zinc methyl} (Chem.), a colorless mobile liquid {Zn(CH3)2}, produced by the action of methyl iodide on a zinc sodium alloy. It has a disagreeable odor, and is spontaneously inflammable in the air. It has been of great importance in the synthesis of organic compounds, and is the type of a large series of similar compounds, as zinc ethyl, zinc amyle, etc.

{Zinc oxide} (Chem.), the oxide of zinc, {ZnO}, forming a light fluffy sublimate when zinc is burned; -- called also {flowers of zinc}, {philosopher's wool}, {nihil album}, etc. The impure oxide produced by burning the metal, roasting its ores, or in melting brass, is called also {pompholyx}, and {tutty}.

{Zinc spinel} (Min.), a mineral, related to spinel, consisting essentially of the oxides of zinc and aluminium; gahnite.

{Zinc vitriol} (Chem.), zinc sulphate. See {White vitriol}, under {Vitriol}.

{Zinc white}, a white powder consisting of zinc oxide, used as a pigment. [1913 Webster]


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  • Nihil album — Nihil Ni hil, n. [L.] Nothing. [1913 Webster] {Nihil album} [L., white nothing] (Chem.), oxide of zinc. See under {Zinc}. {Nihil debet} [L., he owes nothing] (Law), the general issue in certain actions of debt. {Nihil dicit} [L., he says nothing] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nihil-album — (ni il al bom ) s. m. Terme de chimie. Vieux nom de l oxyde de zinc sublimé.    Excrément du rat, autrefois en usage en pharmacie. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. nihil, rien, et albus, blanc : un rien blanc …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Nihil — Ni hil, n. [L.] Nothing. [1913 Webster] {Nihil album} [L., white nothing] (Chem.), oxide of zinc. See under {Zinc}. {Nihil debet} [L., he owes nothing] (Law), the general issue in certain actions of debt. {Nihil dicit} [L., he says nothing] (Law) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nihil debet — Nihil Ni hil, n. [L.] Nothing. [1913 Webster] {Nihil album} [L., white nothing] (Chem.), oxide of zinc. See under {Zinc}. {Nihil debet} [L., he owes nothing] (Law), the general issue in certain actions of debt. {Nihil dicit} [L., he says nothing] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nihil dicit — Nihil Ni hil, n. [L.] Nothing. [1913 Webster] {Nihil album} [L., white nothing] (Chem.), oxide of zinc. See under {Zinc}. {Nihil debet} [L., he owes nothing] (Law), the general issue in certain actions of debt. {Nihil dicit} [L., he says nothing] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nihil — is Latin for nothing. For the Impaled Nazarene album, see Nihil (Impaled Nazarene album). Nihil Studio album by KMFDM …   Wikipedia

  • Nihil — (lat.), 1) Nichts. Nihil negatīvum u. Nihil privativum, s.u. Nichts 1). Nihil ad rem, nihil ad rhombum, das gehört nicht hierher, das thut nichts zur Sache. Nihil habenti nihil deest, wer nichts hat, dem mangelt nichts; Nihil in intellectu, quod… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Nihil — (lat.: nichts) bezieht sich auf: Annihilation, in der Physik die gegenseitige Vernichtung zweier entgegengesetzter Erscheinungen Nihilismus, eine Orientierung, die auf der Verneinung jeglicher Seins , Erkenntnis , Wert und Gesellschaftsordnung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nihil (Impaled Nazarene album) — For the KMFDM album, see Nihil. Nihil Studio album by Impaled Nazarene Released …   Wikipedia

  • Nihil Negativum — Infobox Album | Name = Nihil Negativum Type = studio Artist = Anorexia Nervosa Released = 1995 Recorded = ??? Genre = Symphonic black metal Length = Label = Self released Producer = A. Miraucourt, Anorexia Nervosa Reviews = | Last album = This… …   Wikipedia

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