Ferrous Oxide
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Title: Ferrous Oxide
CAS Registry Number: 1345-25-1
Molecular Formula: FeO
Molecular Weight: 71.84
Percent Composition: Fe 77.74%, O 22.27%
Literature References: Prepn: Lux in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 2, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1965) p 1497.
Properties: Jet-black powder. mp 1360°; d 5.7. Easily oxidized by air. It is a strong base and readily absorbs CO2. Practically insol in water and alkalies. Readily sol in acids.
Melting point: mp 1360°
Density: d 5.7
Use: In manuf of green, heat-absorbing glass; in steel manuf; in enamels; as catalyst.

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