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ferrate

[ fer-eyt ]
/ ˈfɛr eɪt /
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noun Chemistry.

a salt of the hypothetical ferric acid, H2FeO4.

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Origin of ferrate

1850–55; <Latin ferr(um) iron + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for ferrate

ferrate
/ (ˈfɛreɪt) /

noun

a salt containing the divalent ion, FeO 4 2– . Ferrates are derivatives of the hypothetical acid H 2 FeO 4

Word Origin for ferrate

C19: from Latin ferrum iron
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Scientific definitions for ferrate

ferrate
[ fĕrāt′ ]

A compound containing ferric oxide and another oxide. Ferrates are stable only in strongly alkaline conditions and impart a purple color to aqueous solutions.
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