Potassium Hexacyanoferrate III, commonly known as potassium ferricyanide is a chemical compound with the formula K3[Fe(CN)6]. It is a bright red salt that is soluble in water and its solution exhibits green-yellow fluorescence. It can be manufactured by passing chlorine through a solution of potassium ferrocyanide. In this short piece of article, learn more about the Potassium Hexacyanoferrate III formula along with its chemical structure, properties and uses.
Potassium Hexacyanoferrate III Properties
|Properties of Potassium Hexacyanoferrate III|
|Name||Potassium Hexacyanoferrate III|
|Other Names||Potassium ferricyanide, Red prussiate of potash|
|Appearance||Dark red crystals|
|Melting Point||300 °C|
|Molar Mass||329.24 g/mol|
|Solubility in Water||Soluble|
Potassium Hexacyanoferrate III Structure
Potassium Hexacyanoferrate III Uses
- Used in photography and blueprint drawing
- Used in dyeing wool and electroplating
- Used as an electron transfer agent in amperometric biosensors
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