What Is Ferric Oxide?


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The word ferric oxide is attributed to a chemical compound which is made of iron and oxygen elements. The colour of this compound is dark-red and it is found in the solid form. The distinct feature of this compound is that it is water-insoluble and found in the crystalline form. The occurrence of this compound can be found naturally and you can find it in hematite and rust. The use of this compound is done in the coating of magnetic tapes used in recording and also in the manufacturing of polishing compounds.

The compound is also known as iron oxide and the reason for this compound being called ferric oxide is because ferrus is another word for iron and oxide conveys the idea of oxygen and so is the name. This compound contains two atoms of iron and three atoms of oxygen.

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