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What happen when Ferrous Sulphate crystals are heated???????????

  Also write a balanced equation for it

Asked by Swati Mishra(student) , on 19/9/11


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Ferrous sulphate is green in colour. On heating, the green crystals are converted into a dirty-yellow anhydrous solid as it loses water of crystallization. When further heated, the anhydrous material releases sulphur dioxide and sulphur trioxide leaving a reddish-brown iron oxide.

2 FeSO4 → Fe2O3 + SO2 + SO3

Posted by Prerna Bansal(MeritNation Expert)on 20/9/11

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FeSO4(s) ----------> Fe2O3(s) + SO2(g) + SO3(g) 

Posted by Akshay Baweja(student)on 19/9/11

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