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No. 355: Periodic Table: 30 Zinc

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Periodic Table: 30 Zinc

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 30 ZINC!
T-Rex: A bluish-shite metal, which alloys with copper to form brass.[1] It's an essential mineral in the human body, but excess consumption can cause copper deficiency.[2]
Utahraptor: Cool! Are these facts linked?
T-Rex: Yes! You've heard of being brassed off? It derives from zinc combining with copper in the body and being excreted.[3]
T-Rex: Zinc is also inflammable![4]
T-Rex: Don't you want to know about "flash in the pan"?

The author writes:

[1] Brass, Wikipedia.

[2] Zinc, Biological role, Wikipedia.

[3] [citation needed]

[4] Zinc, Reactivity, Wikipedia.