ferrous oxide

noun

Definition of ferrous oxide

: the monoxide of iron FeO obtained as a readily oxidizable black powder (as by heating ferrous oxalate)

called also iron(II) oxide

First Known Use of ferrous oxide

1832, in the meaning defined above

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ferrous oxalate

ferrous oxide

ferrous sulfate

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“Ferrous oxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrous%20oxide. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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