Greenish-white, deliquescent crystals. Ferrous chloride occurs naturally as the mineral lawrencite. The hygroscopic crystals are used as a mordant in dyeing, as a reducing agent, and in metallurgy.
Synonyms and Related Terms
iron chloride; iron dichloride; ferrous (II) chloride tetrahydrate
- Hazardous by ingestion and inhalation.
- Contact may cause burns.
- Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in water, acetone, ethanol. Slightly soluble in benzene. Insoluble in ether.
|Melting Point||670-674 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 126.75|
|Boiling Point||1023 C|
Resources and Citations
- Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
- 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 4091