What is Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate?

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate is an inorganic salt and a mining chemical. It is a hydrated form of Iron (II)  Sulfate. It is commonly known as Iron (II) Sulfate or Green Vitriol.

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate for sale on Camachem.

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate

 

What is Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate used for?

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate is a chemical that is useful in many ways. Some of its applications are as follows:

  • It serves the function of a modulator of a fluid property in the mining industry.
  • It is applicable in the petroleum industry for the extraction of oil and gas.
  • In the pharmaceutical industry, it is used for the production of drugs to treat iron deficiencies.
  • Farmers make use of it to reduce the alkalinity of the soil. It is also used for the treatment of iron chlorosis in horticulture.
  • It is used in the manufacturing of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.
  • It serves the function of color pigment in woodwork. Likewise, it can be used as a colorant of drugs, ink, and food.
  • You can use it in water and sewage treatment, treatment of metals, and as a moss killer.

 

What is the chemical formula of Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate?

The general formula for ferrous Sulfate is FeSO4.xH20, where X is the molecule of water. Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate has 7 molecules of water. Hence, the chemical formula of the compound is FeSO4.7H2O.

 

Is Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate harmful to life?

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate is harmful to life if swallowed indiscriminately. The chemical compound can also cause skin irritation when mishandled. If exposed to the eye, it can result in severe eye irritation.

 

Where is Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate found, and what does it look like?

Ferrous Sulfate is produced when a rod or iron sheet is made to pass through a sulphuric acid pickling bath. The oxidation process of pyrite will also yield a Ferrous Sulfate. The Heptahydrate form is blue-green. It is odorless and has a crystalline structure.

 

What are the hazardous effects of Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate?

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate is toxic when handled indiscriminately. The hazardous effect when ingested is damage to organs, drowsiness, and dizziness. When exposed to the eye, the effect is severe eye irritation. It causes skin irritation when exposed to the skin.

 

What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate?

There are precautionary measures necessary to handle Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate. The measures are as follows:

  • Use chemicals in a well-ventilated environment.
  • Wash your hand thoroughly after handling the chemical.
  • Do not eat or drink while handling the chemical.
  • Make use of protective aprons, gloves, and eye protection while handling the chemical.

 

What will happen if Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate is heated?

When Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate is heated, the compound loses its water of crystallization. It then changed from the green hydrous form to a white anhydrous state. When heated to a temperature of 680°C, the compound releases sulfur dioxide and becomes Iron (III) oxide.

 

Is Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate soluble?

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate is partly soluble in water. Its solubility in alcohol is also negligible.

 

Where can I buy Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate?

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate is available for sale on Camachem. It is available in a 25kg PP bags package and a jumbo bag package. Camachem has a history of shipping chemicals to clients in different countries of the world.

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate for sale on Camachem.

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate.

 

How much does Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate cost?

The price of Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate varies with respect to the cost of production. However, the estimated price of the chemical on Camachem is $100 per Ton. You can make use of the free quotation option to request a quotation on your desired quantity.

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate for sale on Camachem.

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate.

 

What is the pH of Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate?

The pH of Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate ranges from 3-5. This value indicates that the compound is acidic.

 

Is Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate an electrolyte compound?

Since Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate contains Iron and sulfur, it can serve as an electrolyte compound.

 

Can Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate go down the drain?

Do not empty Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate into the drain. If there is a need to dispose of chemicals, allow local hazardous waste regulations to take care of the chemical.

 

Is Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate acidic or basic?

Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate has a pH value lesser than 7. This value indicates that the compound is an acidic salt.

 

What is the difference between Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate and Iron (III) Sulfate?

Iron (III) Sulfate does not have many applications like Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate. It is majorly used in the coagulation of industrial waste. It is also used for pickling baths of steel and aluminum.