Iron (III) hydroxide is a chemical compound made of Iron, hydrogen and oxygen with a chemical formula Fe(OH)3. Depending on the hydration, crystal structure and particle shape and size, the colour of iron III hydroxide varies from dark-brown to black. In this short piece of article, you will learn more about the Iron III hydroxide formula, its properties, chemical structure and uses.
Iron III Hydroxide Properties
|Properties of Iron III Hydroxide|
|Name||Iron III Hydroxide|
|Also known as||Ferric acid|
|Appearance||Vivid dark orange crystals|
|Melting Point||135 °C|
|Molar Mass||106.867 g/mol|
|Solubility in Water||Insoluble|
Iron III Hydroxide Chemical Structure
Iron III Hydroxide Uses
- Yellow iron oxide is used in a few cosmetics, tattoo ink
- Used in aquarium water treatment as a phosphate binder
- Used as possible adsorbents for lead removal from aquatic media
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