Definition of ferrous sulfate in English:

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ferrous sulfate


A pale green iron salt used in inks, tanning, water purification, and treatment of anemia.
  • Alternative name: iron(II) sulfate; chemical formula (crystals): FeSO47H2O.
Example sentences
  • Other mined materials include iron from ferrous sulphate, copper, and molybdenum.
  • After about four years, they produced ‘liquor’ - a dilute solution of hydrated ferrous sulphate and sulphuric acid, which flowed via a planked channel to a cistern.
  • Investigations showed iron deficiency anaemia (haemoglobin 87 g/l, mean cell volume 69 fl), and she was treated with ferrous sulphate.

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Syllabification: fer·rous sul·fate

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