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Statement: The aqueous solution of triethylamine precipitates iron as ferric hydroxide when added to the ferric chloride solution.

State whether the given statement is true or false.

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True
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False
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Solution

The correct option is B False
Ferric chloride on hydrolysis forms ferric hydroxide and HCl

FeCl3+3H2OFe(OH)3+3HCl

HCl reacts with triethylamine to form triethylammonium chloride. This shifts the above hydrolysis reaction towards right.

HCl+(Et)3N(Et)3NHCl

Hence, the given statement is false

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