Strength: It is a weak metal with a tensile strength of less than half that of carbon steel. It is not generally used in bearing applications, although inexpensive mechanical parts can be taken from the mold.
Hardness: Pure zinc has low hardness and is generally brittle, but zinc alloys are highly resistant compared to other casting alloys.
Flexibility: Zinc is conductive and flexible at 212 to 302 degrees Fahrenheit. But at high temperatures it becomes brittle. However, this flexibility is greater in zinc alloys than in pure zinc.
Conductivity: The conductivity of zinc as a metal is moderate. But its strong electrochemical properties work well in galvanizing process and alkaline batteries.