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Re: Iron compounds

Dave Gomberg (quoting Stever Pushak) wrote:

> > Iron is not soluble in water unless complexed with
> >an organic ion of some sort. Wherever you heard this is unreliable. It
> >would be better not to repeat information from that source. Please take
> >this in the spirit in which it is intended to be offered; as a gentle
> >correction. :-]

> You mean gentle correction but wrong?   The halides, nitrates and
> sulfates of both oxidation states are quite soluble.

If you try dissolving any of those in an aerated, near-neutral solution
you will find that the iron precipitates very quickly as iron hydroxides
and oxyhydroxides.  It doesn't stay in solution.

Roger Miller