Iron Oxide Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Iron Oxide Properties

Iron Oxide

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Iron oxide is one of the iron oxides. It consists of the chemical element iron in the oxidation state of 2 bonded to oxygen. It occurs in nature as the result of the incomplete oxidation of iron metal. It can be prepared synthetically by heating iron (II) oxalate. Iron (II) oxide adopts the cubic, rock salt structure, where iron atoms are octahedrally coordinated by oxygen atoms and the oxygen atoms octahedrally coordinated by iron atoms. It is used as a pigment, used as a raw material in the production of steel, as a catalyst in a number of industrial and chemical operations.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 3414 °C
CAS Number 1332-37-2
ChEBI 50820
Density 5.745 g/cm3
EINECS Number 215-570-8
IUPAC Name Iron(II) Oxide
InChI 1S/Fe.O
Melting Point 1377 °C
Molar Mass 71.84 g/mol
Molecular Formula FeO
Other_Cations Manganese(II) Oxide; Cobalt(II) Oxide
RTECS Number NO7380000
Related Compounds Iron(III) Oxide;Iron(II,III) Oxide
Synonyms Iron Hydroxide; Toda Color 160ed; Ep-A 0014382; Auvico Ax 1000; Ancor Fr; Colloidal; Ferrous Oxide uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X