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What happens when a freshly precipitated Fe(OH)3 is shaken with little dil. FeCl3 solution? Explain with possible reactions.

What happens when a freshly precipitated Fe(OH)3 is shaken with little dil. FeCl3 solution? Explain with possible reactions.

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Gaurav
askIITians Faculty 164 Points
7 years ago
When freshly precipitated Fe(OH)3 is shacked with FeCl3 solution, Fe3+ ion are adsorbed on the surface of precipitate. These positive ions present on the surface break down the precipitate into small particles of colloidal size due to repulsion among them.

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