ferric oxide

fer·ric ox·ide
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-ik ok-sahyd, -sid]
    • /ˈfɛr ɪk ˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-ik ok-sahyd, -sid]
    • /ˈfɛr ɪk ˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd/

Definitions of ferric oxide words

  • noun ferric oxide a dark-red, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, Fe 2 O 3 , occurring naturally, as hematite and rust, or synthesized: used chiefly as a pigment, as a mordant, as a coating for magnetic recording tape, and in the manufacture of polishing compounds. 1
  • noun ferric oxide a red crystalline insoluble oxide of iron that occurs as haematite and rust and is made by heating ferrous sulphate: used as a pigment and metal polish (jeweller's rouge), and as a sensitive coating on magnetic tape. Formula: Fe2O3 0
  • noun ferric oxide a brown or reddish oxide of iron, Fe2O3, occurring naturally as hematite or prepared by the oxidation of iron: used as a pigment, in polishing compounds, in magnetic tapes, etc. 0

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Origin of ferric oxide

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85

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ferric oxide popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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