- of or containing iron, especially in the trivalent state.
Origin of ferric
Related Words for ferricrigid, steely, steel, firm, immovable, unbending, heavy, adamant, thick, cruel, dense, implacable, indomitable, inexorable, insensible, obdurate, relentless, robust, strong, stubborn
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Historical Examples of ferric
The alumina may be separated from the ferric oxide by potash-lye.
If present, ferric ferrocyanide, a blue precipitate, will be formed.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants
Edwin M. Bruce
From a mixture of muriate of iron (ferric chloride) and spirit of tar.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
The liquors are previously mixed with a little milk of lime, which frees them from ferric oxide, alumina, and silica.
It has a bitter taste and acid reaction; its aqueous solution is unaffected by the ferric salts and tincture of galls.
- of or containing iron in the trivalent state: ferric oxide; designating an iron (III) compound
Word Origin for ferric
- Of, relating to, or containing iron, especially with a valence of 3 or a valence higher than in a corresponding ferrous compound.
- Containing iron, especially iron with a valence of 3. Compare ferrous.