Iron(II) acetate

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Iron(II) acetate
Iron(II) acetate
CAS number 3094-87-9 YesY
PubChem 161387
ChemSpider 17323 YesY
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Molecular formula Fe(C2H3O2)2
Molar mass 173.93 g/mol
Melting point 190–200 °C (dec)
Solubility in other solvents Very soluble Ksp = 4.87 × 10^(-17)
NFPA 704
Flammability code 0: Will not burn. E.g., water Health code 2: Intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury. E.g., chloroform Reactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
LD50 492 mg/kg scu-rat [1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Iron(II) acetate is an off-white or light brown solid ionic compound of iron. It is highly soluble in water and it forms a light green tetrahydrate. Iron(II) acetate is manufactured from scrap iron and acetic acid, and it is used as a mordant by the dye industry. Ebonizing wood is one such process.[2]

It can also be made by the reaction of ferrous oxide or ferrous hydroxide with concentrated acetic acid.[3]