melanterite


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melanterite

(məlăn`tərīt'): see ferrous sulfateferrous sulfate
or iron (II) sulfate,
chemical compound, FeSO4. It is known as the monohydrate, FeSO4·H2O; the tetrahydrate, FeSO4·4H2O; the pentahydrate, FeSO4·5H2
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melanterite

[mə′lan·tə‚rīt]
(mineralogy)
FeSO4·7H2O A green mineral occurring mainly in fibrous or concretionary masses, or in short, monoclinic, prismatic crystals; hardness is 2 on Mohs scale, and specific gravity is 1.90.
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