Iron(III) sulfate also known as ferric sulfate, is the chemical compound with the formula Fe2(SO4)3.
Ferric sulfate is used in industry as a coagulant.
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.
Iron(III) sulfate is available from many chemical suppliers. ScienceCompany sells 100g of ferric sulfate heptahydrate at 6.95$.
- 2FeSO4 + H2SO4 + H2O2 → Fe2(SO4)3 + 2H2O
Ferric sulfate should be stored in a tightly closed container, in a cool, dry place.