of or containing iron, especially in the trivalent state.
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How to use ferric in a sentence
The Swiss salt, which contained iron in the form of ground-up ferric pyrophosphate, lost 44% of its iodine content in the first month of storage, and 86% after six months.One man’s crusade to end a global scourge with better salt | Katie McLean | December 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Amid the Iron Islands—perhaps non-ferric metals are scarce in the Seven Kingdoms?Game of Thrones’ Ep. 6, ‘The Laws of Gods and Men’: The Riveting Trial of Tyrion Lannister | Andrew Romano | May 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It gave a bluish-black color with impure ferrous sulphate and a dark color with ferric chloride.
An alcoholic solution of this substance gave a dark color with ferric chloride and a light colored precipitate with lead acetate.
A small portion of the tar residue in alcoholic solution gave a color reaction with ferric chloride.
The filtrate did not give any color with ferric chloride, but it reduced Fehling solution.
This solution was yellow and gave a reaction with ferric chloride similar to that of gallic acid.
British Dictionary definitions for ferric
of or containing iron in the trivalent state: ferric oxide; designating an iron (III) compound
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Scientific definitions for ferric
Containing iron, especially iron with a valence of 3. Compare ferrous.
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