How is ferrous acetate produced?

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How is ferrous acetate produced?
« on: 14/10/2009 11:30:03 »
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How is ferrous acetate electrochemically produced in distilled water? And what is it used for?

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How is ferrous acetate produced?
« Reply #1 on: 25/11/2009 11:17:24 »
You could make it by reacting iron, iron oxide, or carbonate with vinegar - acetic acid.... If you were reacting iron you would need to oxidise the iron so you may be able to speed it up using an electrochemical cell of some type.

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How is ferrous acetate produced?
« Reply #2 on: 25/11/2009 19:28:09 »
I can't think of any way in which ferrous acetate would be produced in distilled water- there's no source of acetate. I also can't see many things being made by electrolysis in distilled water apart from a poor yield of oxygen and hydrogen.
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