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State your observation with chemical equation :

Aqueous solution of ferrous sulphate is treated with sodium hydroxide

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The following reaction can be termed as a double displacement reaction. Here Na(sodium) being highly reactive displaces FeSO4 from its solution. Thus, a dull green precipitate is obtained as follows:
NaOH + FeSO4 => Na2SO4 + Fe(OH)2

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