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Ferrocyanide vs. Ferrous — What's the Difference?

Ferrocyanide vs. Ferrous — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Ferrocyanide and Ferrous

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Ferrocyanide

Ferrocyanide is the name of the anion [Fe(CN)6]4−. Salts of this coordination complex give yellow solutions.

Ferrous

In chemistry, the adjective ferrous indicates a compound that contains iron(II), meaning iron in its +2 oxidation state, possibly as the divalent cation Fe2+. It is opposed to "ferric" or iron(III), meaning iron in its +3 oxidation state, such as the trivalent cation Fe3+.

Ferrocyanide

The complex ion Fe(CN)64-, used in making blue pigments, blueprint paper, and ferricyanide.

Ferrous

(chiefly of metals) containing or consisting of iron.

Ferrocyanide

(inorganic chemistry) The complex ion Fe(CN)64-; any salt containing this ion; they are used in making blue pigments
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Ferrous

Of iron with a valency of two; of iron(II).

Ferrocyanide

One of a series of complex double cyanides of ferrous iron and some other base.

Ferrous

Relating to or containing iron, especially with valence 2 or a valence lower than in a corresponding ferric compound.

Ferrocyanide

Salt of ferrocyanic acid usually obtained by a reaction of a cyanide with iron sulphate

Ferrous

Of or containing iron.

Ferrous

(chemistry) Of compounds of iron in which it has a valence or oxidation number of 2.

Ferrous

Pertaining to, or derived from, iron; - especially used of compounds of iron in which the iron has its lower valence of two; as, ferrous sulphate.

Ferrous

Of or relating to or containing iron

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