Lithium ferrioxalate

Formula: Li3[Fe(C2O4)]ยท5H2O Lithium ferrioxalate

Properties

  • Crystal system: monoclinic
  • Crystal shape: flat tabular
  • Color: deep green
  • Stability on air: after a week on air, crystals are not showing signs of dehydration, but some cracks appeared.

Preparation

Similar to sodium ferrioxalate, but replace NaOH with LiOH.

Growing

I used slow exaporation method to grow the specimens on the photo; growth time was 3 weeks. the compound has high solubility: my measurements give 92g/100ml art room temperature.

Safety

Safe unless consumed.

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Lithium ferrioxalate

Lithium ferrioxalate

Lithium ferrioxalate

Lithium ferrioxalate

Lithium ferrioxalate

Lithium ferrioxalate

Lithium ferrioxalate

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