Definition of Ferric

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or containing iron.

Exact synonyms: Ferrous
Partainyms: Iron, Iron



Definition of Ferric

1. a. Pertaining to, derived from, or containing iron. Specifically (Chem.), denoting those compounds in which iron has a higher valence than in the ferrous compounds; as, ferric oxide; ferric acid.

Definition of Ferric

1. Adjective. Pertaining to, derived from, or containing iron. ¹

2. Adjective. (chemistry) Of compounds of iron in which it has a valence or oxidation number of 3 ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ferric

1. pertaining to iron [adj]

Medical Definition of Ferric

1. Pertaining to, derived from, or containing iron. Specifically, denoting those compounds in which iron has a higher valence than in the ferrous compounds; as, ferric oxide; ferric acid. Ferric acid, sesquioxide of iron, Fe2O3; hematite. See Hematite. Origin: L. Ferrum iron: cf. F. Ferrique. See Ferrous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ferric

ferret out
ferreted
ferreter
ferreters
ferreting
ferretings
ferretlike
ferrets
ferretto
ferrety
ferri-
ferriable
ferriage
ferriages
ferrian
ferric (current term)
ferric acid
ferric alum
ferric ammonium citrate
ferric ammonium sulfate
ferric and ammonium acetate solution
ferric carbide
ferric chloride
ferric chloride reaction of epinephrine
ferric chloride test
ferric citrate iron reductase
ferric compounds
ferric fructose
ferric glycerophosphate
ferric hydroxide

Literary usage of Ferric

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"DETECTION ferric Iron. The yellow to red color in rocks, minerals, ... Hydrochloric acid solutions of iron as ferric chloride are colored yellow. ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1899)
"0*2681 grm. thorium tetrachloride with 0*4625 grm. ferric chloride gave :— 0*1628 grm. ... 0*1930 grm. cerium chloride with 0-2574 grm. ferric chloride gave ..."

3. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"ferric SALTS. 379 la the anhydrous state the ferric salts are generally, colourless. ... The soluble ferric salts possess a peculiar astringent taste, ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1898)
"0.0952 gram ferric oxide = 29.59 Per cent, ferric oxide. IV. 1.0368 grams thorium tetrachloride with 0.7241 gram ferric chloride gave : 0.6318 gram thorium ..."

5. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"Upon trituration, the native as well as the artificially prepared ferric oxide ... The color of the ferric hydroxides is more inclined to reddish-brown. ..."

6. The Condensed Chemical Dictionary: A Reference Volume for All Requiring by Chemical Catalog Company, Inc (1920)
"Color and properties: Reddish-brown powder, containing ferric carbonate with ... Derivation: By mixing solutions of potassium sulfate and ferric sulfate and ..."

7. Sewage Disposal in the United States by George W. Rafter, Moses Nelson Baker (1893)
"Mr. Hazen states that ferric salts have the advantage over ferrous salts, in that ferric hydroxide is more readily precipitated and more completely ..."

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