Zinc is a bluish-white, lustrous metal. It is brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable at 100 to 150°C. It is a fair conductor of electricity, and burns in air at high red heat with evolution of white clouds of the oxide.
Melting point: 419.5 °C Boiling point: 907 °C
A rod is a uniform straight strand of a pure metal with a diameter >2mm.