ferric vs ferrous what difference

what is difference between ferric and ferrous

English

Etymology

From Latin ferricus, from ferrum (iron)

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fĕr’ĭk, IPA(key): /ˈfɛɹɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹɪk

Adjective

ferric (comparative more ferric, superlative most ferric)

  1. Pertaining to, derived from, or containing iron.
  2. (chemistry) Of compounds of iron in which it has a valence or oxidation number of 3

Derived terms

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English

Etymology

From Latin ferrum (iron)

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fĕr’əs, IPA(key): /ˈfɛɹəs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹəs

Adjective

ferrous (comparative more ferrous, superlative most ferrous)

  1. Of or containing iron.
  2. (chemistry) Of compounds of iron in which it has a valence or oxidation number of 2.

Antonyms

  • nonferrous

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • ferric
  • ferryl

Anagrams

  • for sure, furores

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