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Ferric Chloride

Ferric Chloride

Ferric chloride (FeCl3) is a dark brown crystalline solid with a pungent odor. It is widely used in water treatment as a coagulant, in the electronics industry for PCB etching, and in chemical synthesis. Additionally, it plays roles in sewer maintenance and textile dyeing, among other applications. Ferric chloride is a versatile chemical with various industrial and commercial uses, but it should be handled with care due to its corrosive properties.

Chemical Formula:

FeCl3

CAS Number:

7705-08-0

Synonyms:

Iron trichloride, Ferric trichloride, Molysite, Florence chloride, Iron(III) chloride

Characteristics

Molar Weight

162.21 g/mol

Melting Point

306°C (582.8°F)

Boiling Point

315°C (599°F)

Solubility

Density

2.8 g/cm³

Forms

Ferric chloride is a dark brown or reddish-brown crystalline solid

Odor

It has a strong, pungent odor.

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Water Treatment
  • Electronics (PCB Etching)
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Sewer Cleaning
  • Textile Dyeing

Industries

  • Water Treatment
  • Electronics
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Sewer Maintenance
  • Textile Industry

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