- Iron orthophosphate
- Ferric phosphate
- Ferrum phos
- Ferrum phos oxydatum
Yellow-brown odorless solid
2.87 g · cm -1
500 ° C (decomposition to form iron (III ) oxide )
Sparingly soluble in water
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Iron (III ) phosphate is a chemical compound selected from the group of phosphates, specifically, the iron phosphates. It also occurs in several hydrated forms FePO4 · n H2O, where from 140 ° C, the crystal water is given.
Iron (III ) phosphate also comes naturally in the soil (eg as mineral Strengit ). With incorporation of phosphates (fertilizers ) in water produces naturally iron (III ) phosphate.
Production and representation
Iron (III) -phosphate can be represented by the reaction of ferrous hydroxide, and phosphoric acid.
Iron (III ) phosphate is used as an active ingredient in pesticides ( against snails ), and as a molluscicide in the pharmaceutical, food industry and ceramics.
- Iron ( II) phosphate
- Iron (III) hydroxophosphat