ferrate

[ fer-eyt ]
/ ˈfɛr eɪt /

noun Chemistry.

a salt of the hypothetical ferric acid, H2FeO4.

Nearby words

  1. ferrara,
  2. ferrari,
  3. ferraro,
  4. ferraro, geraldine,
  5. ferraro, geraldine anne,
  6. ferredoxin,
  7. ferrein's pyramid,
  8. ferrel's law,
  9. ferreous,
  10. ferrero

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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Science 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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