Mohr’s salt or ferrous ammonium sulphate FeSO4(NH4)2 SO4.6H2O)



Hydrated ferrous ammonium sulphate is commonly known as mohr’s salt .It is prepared by crystallization of equimolar solution of FeSO4 and (NH4)2SO4.

FeSO4(aq) + (NH4)2SO4  crystallization →         FeSO4 (NH4)2SO4.6H2O.

 Mohr’s salt.

This double salt is more stable than FeSO4 alone and is used as reducing agent in redox fitration. During redox reaction Fe+2 ions mohr’s salt is oxidised to Fe+3 ions.

 

 (Properties same as FeSO4. 7H2O)

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