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Iron(III) sulfate also known as ferric sulfate, is the chemical compound with the formula Fe2(SO4)3.

PropertiesEdit

ChemicalEdit

Ferric sulfate is used in industry as a coagulant.

PhysicalEdit

Ferric sulfate is a yellow, hygroscopic compound. It is soluble in water, poorly soluble in organic solvents such as acetone, ethanol or various acetates. It is insoluble in sulfuric acid. The anhydrous form melts at 480 °C.

AvailabilityEdit

Iron(III) sulfate is available from many chemical suppliers. ScienceCompany sells 100g of ferric sulfate heptahydrate at 6.95$.

PreparationEdit

Iron(III) sulfate can be made by reacting sulfuric acid, with a hot solution of ferrous sulfate, and an oxidizing agent, such as hydrogen peroxide.

2FeSO4 + H2SO4 + H2O2 → Fe2(SO4)3 + 2H2O

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HandlingEdit

SafetyEdit

StorageEdit

Ferric sulfate should be stored in a tightly closed container, in a cool, dry place.

DisposalEdit

ReferencesEdit

Relevant Sciencemadness threadsEdit

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