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  • Ferric Nitrate: Properties, Applications, and Uses | Comprehensive Guide of Iron Nitrate Nonahydrate

What is Ferric Nitrate used for? What are the properties of Iron Nitrate Nonahydrate? Can Iron(III) Nitrate be used in educational experiments?

Fe(NO3)  

Ferric nitrate is a chemical compound with the formula Fe(NO3)3. It is a salt composed of iron (Fe) cations and nitrate (NO3-) anions. The iron in ferric nitrate is in its +3 oxidation state.

Ferric nitrate is commonly used for various purposes:

Etching Agent: It is used in the etching process for engraving designs on metals, such as copper and zinc plates. The nitrate ions help dissolve the metal, creating intricate patterns or designs.

Catalyst: Ferric nitrate can serve as a catalyst in some chemical reactions.

Laboratory Reagent: It is used as a reagent in laboratories for various chemical analyses and experiments.

Photography: In traditional photography, ferric nitrate has been used in the preparation of certain photographic emulsions.

Dyeing and Staining: Ferric nitrate is employed in dyeing and staining processes, particularly in textiles and leather industries.

It's important to handle ferric nitrate with care, as it can be corrosive and may cause skin and eye irritation. Proper safety precautions should be taken when working with this chemical. Additionally, it is advisable to consult specific safety data sheets (SDS) and follow recommended handling procedures provided by chemical manufacturers.

More about Iron(III) Nitrate can be found in Wikipedia.


Formula: Fe(NO3)3·9H2O 

Molar Weight: 403.999 g/mol

Form: Pale violet octahedral crystals
CAS Number: 7782-61-8
EC Number: 233-899-5
Density: 1.6429 g/cm³
Synonyms: FERRIC NITRATE, Iron trinitrate, Nitric acid (nitrate nonahydrate), NITRIC ACID, IRON(III) SALT, iron(III) nitrate, FERRUM PERNITRICUM [HPUS]


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