Ferrous Sulphate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Ferrous Sulphate Properties

Ferrous Sulphate

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Industrially, ferrous sulfate is mainly used as a precursor to other iron compounds. It is a reducing agent, mostly for the reduction of chromate in cement. Together with other iron compounds, ferrous sulfate is used to fortify foods and to treat iron-deficiency anemia. It has been applied for the purification of water by flocculation and for phosphate removal in municipal and industrial sewage treatment plants to prevent eutrophication of surface water bodies.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Blue/green or white crystals
CAS Number 7720-78-7
Density 2.84 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-753-5
IUPAC Name Iron(II) Sulfate
InChI InChI=1S/Fe.H2O4S/c;1-5(2,3)4/h;(H2,1,2,3,4)/q+2;/p-2
Melting Point 70 °C
Molecular Formula FeSO4
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number NO8500000
Related Compounds Iron(III) Sulfate
Solubility 25.6 g/100ml
Synonyms Ferrous Sulfate;Green Vitriol;Iron Vitriol;Copperas;Melanterite;Szomolnokite