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fer'ric chlo'ride



Chem.
a compound that in its anhydrous form, FeCl3, occurs as a black-brown, water-soluble solid; in its hydrated form, FeCl3·xH2O, it occurs in orange-yellow, deliquescent crystals: used chiefly in engraving, for deodorizing sewage, as a mordant, and in medicine as an astringent and styptic. Also called iron trichloride, iron perchloride.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

ferric ammonium oxalateferric oxide

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