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ferrate

[fer-eyt] /ˈfɛr eɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a salt of the hypothetical ferric acid, H 2 FeO 4 .
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Latin ferr(um) iron + -ate2
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  • As a liquid, ferrate can be injected into the process stream without the addition of special mixing equipment.
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ferrate

/ˈfɛreɪt/
noun
1.
a salt containing the divalent ion, FeO42–. Ferrates are derivatives of the hypothetical acid H2FeO4
Word Origin
C19: from Latin ferrum iron
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ferrate
  (fěr'āt')   
A compound containing ferric oxide and another oxide. Ferrates are stable only in strongly alkaline conditions and impart a purple color to aqueous solutions.
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