ferrous acetate

ferrous acetate

[′fer·əs ′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
Fe(CH3COO)2·4H2O Soluble green crystals, soluble in water and alcohol, that are combustible and that oxidize to basic ferric acetate in air; used as textile dyeing mordant, as wood preservative, and in medicine. Also known as iron acetate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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