Will ferrous sulfate set up as a plaster?

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Offline Atomic-S

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Will ferrous sulfate set up as a plaster?
« on: 02/08/2009 05:57:14 »
Will Fe(SO4) or Fe(SO4).H2O, if finely powdered and then mixed with some water, set up into a solid mass?
 

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Will ferrous sulfate set up as a plaster?
« Reply #1 on: 02/08/2009 07:58:32 »
No. I doubt it will.

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Will ferrous sulfate set up as a plaster?
« Reply #2 on: 02/08/2009 10:53:41 »
It might set as it converts to the normal hydrate (heptahydrate IIRC). However since it's rather soluble in water and not stable in the presence of oxygen, it won't be a very useful plaster
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