ferric oxalate

ferric oxalate

[′fer·ik ′äk·sə‚lāt]
(organic chemistry)
Fe2(COO)3 Yellow scales, soluble in water, decomposing when heated at about 100°C; used as a catalyst and in photographic printing papers.
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The oxalic acid in the potato helps to dissolve rust by reacting with the iron in the metal to form ferric oxalate, which dissolves in water (or, in this case, the creamy potato starch).