ferrous hydroxide


Definition of ferrous hydroxide

: a basic compound Fe(OH)2 that is usually obtained as a nearly white gelatinous precipitate by adding an alkali to a ferrous salt solution and that turns green and finally reddish brown in air on oxidation to ferric hydroxide

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“Ferrous hydroxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrous%20hydroxide. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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