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In chemistry, ferrous (Fe2+), indicates a divalent iron compound (+2 oxidation state), as opposed to ferric, which indicates a trivalent iron compound (+3 oxidation state). [1]

20 relations: Alloy, Chemistry, Divalent, Ferric, Ferromagnetism, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Iron, Iron(II) bromide, Iron(II) oxide, Iron(III) oxide, Latin, Merriam-Webster, Metal, Non-ferrous metal, Oxidation state, Pig iron, Scrap, Steel, Steelmaking, Valence (chemistry).


An alloy is a combination of metals or of a metal and another element.

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Chemistry is the scientific discipline involved with compounds composed of atoms, i.e. elements, and molecules, i.e. combinations of atoms: their composition, structure, properties, behavior and the changes they undergo during a reaction with other compounds.

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In chemistry, a divalent (sometimes bivalent) element, ion, functional group, or molecule has a valence of two.

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Ferric refers to iron-containing materials or compounds.

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Ferromagnetism is the basic mechanism by which certain materials (such as iron) form permanent magnets, or are attracted to magnets.

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International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is an international federation of National Adhering Organizations that represents chemists in individual countries.

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Iron is a chemical element with symbol Fe (from ferrum) and atomic number 26.

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Iron(II) bromide

Iron(II) bromide is a chemical compound with the chemical formula FeBr2.

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Iron(II) oxide

Iron(II) oxide or ferrous oxide is the inorganic compound with the formula FeO.

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Iron(III) oxide

Iron(III) oxide or ferric oxide is the inorganic compound with the formula Fe2O3.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Merriam–Webster, Incorporated is an American company that publishes reference books which is especially known for its dictionaries.

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A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard when in solid state, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity.

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Non-ferrous metal

In metallurgy, a non-ferrous metal is a metal, including alloys, that does not contain iron (ferrite) in appreciable amounts.

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Oxidation state

The oxidation state, sometimes referred to as oxidation number, describes degree of oxidation (loss of electrons) of an atom in a chemical compound.

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Pig iron

Pig iron is an intermediate product of the iron industry.

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Scrap consists of recyclable materials left over from product manufacturing and consumption, such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials.

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Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.

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Steelmaking is the process for producing steel from iron ore and scrap.

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Valence (chemistry)

In chemistry, the valence or valency of an element is a measure of its combining power with other atoms when it forms chemical compounds or molecules.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrous

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