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The oxidation number of iron in iron oxide is 2.

  • Formula: FeO
  • Hill system formula: Fe1O1
  • CAS registry number: [1345-25-1]
  • Formula weight: 71.844
  • Class: oxide
  • Colour: black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 1370°C
  • Boiling point: decomposes at 3414
  • Density: 6000 kg m-3

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of iron:
  • Prototypical structure: NaCl (rock salt)

Element analysis

Element percentages in iron oxide
Element
Fe 77.73
22.27

Isotope pattern for FeO

THe chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula FeO with the most intense ion set to 100%.

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References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
  • N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Trotman-Dickenson, (ed.) in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1973.
  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.
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