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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-uh-seen]
    • /ˈfɛr əˌsin/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-uh-seen]
    • /ˈfɛr əˌsin/

Definitions of ferrocene word

  • noun ferrocene Also called dicyclopentadienyliron. an orange, crystalline, water-insoluble coordination compound, (C 5 H 5) 2 Fe, having a camphorlike odor: used chiefly as an antiknock agent for gasoline and as a catalyst. Compare metallocene. 1
  • noun ferrocene Also called dicyclopentadienyl metal. any of a class of analogous compounds containing a metal other than iron, as nickel or osmium. 1
  • noun ferrocene a reddish-orange insoluble crystalline compound. Its molecules have an iron atom sandwiched between two cyclopentadiene rings. Formula: Fe(C5H5)2 0
  • noun ferrocene any of a class of metallocenes containing an iron atom between two cyclopentadienyl rings; especially the simplest of the class bis-cyclopentadienyl iron. 0

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Origin of ferrocene

First appearance:

before 1950
One of the 5% newest English words
First recorded in 1950-55; ferro- + c(yclopentadi)ene

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ferrocene popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Top questions with ferrocene

  • what is the empirical formula of ferrocene?

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