Iron(II) phosphate

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Iron(II) phosphate
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Names
IUPAC name
Iron(II) phosphate
Other names
Ferrous phosphate
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.035.456
Properties
Fe3(PO4)2
Appearance brown powder
Density 2.61 g/cm3 (octahydrate)
Melting point 180 °C (356 °F; 453 K) (octahydrate) decomposes[1]
insoluble
Structure
monoclinic (octahydrate)
C 2/m
a = 10.086 (octahydrate), b = 13.441 (octahydrate), c = 4.703 (octahydrate)
α = 90°, β = 104.27°, γ = 90°
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Iron(II) phosphate, also ferrous phosphate,[2] Fe3(PO4)2, is an iron salt of phosphoric acid. It is used in garden chemicals such as moss killers and slug pellets.

Natural occurrences[edit]

The mineral vivianite is a naturally occurring form of hydrated iron(II) phosphate.

Production[edit]

It can be formed by the reaction of ferrous hydroxide with phosphoric acid to produce hydrated iron(II) phosphate.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iron(II) phosphate octahydrate". chemister.ru. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Iron(II) Phosphate". EndMemo.com. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

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