ferrate

noun

fer·​rate
ˈfeˌrāt
plural -s
: any of various classes of compounds containing iron and oxygen in the anion or regarded as so constituted: such as
a
: a strongly oxidizing dark red salt analogous to the chromates and sulfates and formed in various ways (as by heating iron filings with a nitrate)
potassium ferrate K2FeO4

called also ferrate (VI)

b

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary ferr- (from Latin ferrum iron) + -ate

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“Ferrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrate. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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