Iron(III) Chloride Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Iron(III) Chloride Properties

Iron(III) Chloride

Iron(III) Chloride Molecular Structure-Molecule Struture
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Iron(III) chloride is an industrial scale commodity chemical compound. It is used in sewage treatment and drinking water production. In the laboratory iron(III) chloride is commonly employed as a Lewis acid for catalysing reactions such as chlorination of aromatic compounds and Friedel-Crafts reaction of aromatics. It is also used in anhydrous form as a drying reagent in certain reactions. Used to test the pitting and crevice corrosion resistance of stainless steels and other alloys.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Black Crystalline Powder
Boiling Point 315 °C
CAS Number 7705-08-0
ChEBI 30808
Class 8
Density 2.898 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-729-4
IUPAC Name Iron(3+) trichloride
InChI 1S/3ClH.Fe/h3*1H;/q;;;+3/p-3
Melting Point 306 °C
Molar Mass 162.2 g/mol
Molecular Formula FeCl3
NFPA 704 H-2,F-0,R-0,C-NA
PG 3
RTECS Number LJ9100000
Solubility 74.4 g/100 mL
Synonyms Iron Trichloride;Iron(III) Chloride;Ferric Chloride;Molysite;Flores Martis;Ironchloride;Iron Perchloride
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