ferrous sulphate

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ferrous sulphate
 
n
Systematic name: iron (II) sulphate, copperas, Also called: green vitriol an iron salt with a saline taste, usually obtained as greenish crystals of the heptahydrate, which are converted to the white monohydrate above 100°C: used in inks, tanning, water purification, and in the treatment of anaemia. Formula: FeSO4

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