Ferric phosphate

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A pale yellow powder formed by the reaction of sodium phosphate and Ferric chloride. Ferric phosphate occurs in nature as the mineral beraunite, cacozenite, dufrenite, koninckite, phophosiderite, and strengite. It is used as a food supplement and as a fertilizer.

Synonyms and Related Terms

iron phosphate

Physical and Chemical Properties

Insoluble in water.  Soluble in acids.

Composition FePO4.2H2O
CAS 10045-86-0
Density 2.87 g/ml
Molecular Weight 150.82

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4074