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FeCl3• 6H2O

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(2N) 99% Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate
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(2N5) 99.5% Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate
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(3N) 99.9% Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate
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(3N5) 99.95% Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate
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(4N) 99.99% Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate
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(5N) 99.999% Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate
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Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula FeCl3•6H2O
Molecular Weight 270.294 g/mol
Appearance Yellow-Orange Monoclinic Crystals; Hygroscopic
Melting Point 37 °C (97 °F)
Boiling Point 280 °C (536 °F)
Density 1.82 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O Soluble in H2O, EtOH, Ethyl Ether and Acetone
Exact Mass 268.905
Monoisotopic Mass 268.905

Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H290-H302-H315-H318
Hazard Codes Xn
Precautionary Statements P280-P305 + P351 + P338
Flash Point Not applicable
Risk Codes 22-38-41
Safety Statements 26-39
RTECS Number NO5425000
Transport Information UN 3260 8 / PGIII
WGK Germany 1
GHS Pictograms

About Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate

High purity Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate Chloride IonFerric Chloride Hexahydrate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate Synonyms

Ferric chloride hexahydrate, Iron trichloride hexahydrate

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula FeCl3• 6H2O
MDL Number MFCD00149712
EC No. 231-729-4
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 16211236
IUPAC Name iron(3+) trichloride hexahydrate
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/3ClH.Fe/h3*1H;/q;;;+3/p-3

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

See more Iron products. Iron (atomic symbol: Fe, atomic number: 26) is a Block D, Group 8, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 55.845. The number of electrons in each of Iron's shells is 2, 8, 14, 2 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d6 4s2. Iron Bohr ModelThe iron atom has a radius of 126 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 194 pm. Iron was discovered by humans before 5000 BC. In its elemental form, iron has a lustrous grayish metallic appearance. Iron is the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust and the most common element by mass forming the earth as a whole. Iron is rarely found as a free element, since it tends to oxidize easily; it is usually found in minerals such as magnetite, hematite, goethite, limonite, or siderite.Elemental Iron Though pure iron is typically soft, the addition of carbon creates the alloy known as steel, which is significantly stronger.

Chlorine is a Block P, Group 17, Period 3 element. Its electron configuration is [Ne]3s23p5. The chlorine atom has a covalent radius of 102±4 pm and its Van der Waals radius is 175 pm. Chlorine ModelIn its elemental form, chlorine is a yellow-green gas. Chlorine is the second lightest halogen after fluorine. it has the third highest electronegativity and the highest electron affinity of all the elements making it a strong oxidizing agent. It is rarely found by itself in nature. Chlorine was discovered and first isolated by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1774. It was first recognized as an element by Humphry Davy in 1808.


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