Ferrous meaning

fĕrəs
Relating to or containing iron, especially with valence 2 or a valence lower than in a corresponding ferric compound.
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Of, containing, or derived from iron.
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(chem.) Designating or of divalent iron, or compounds containing it.
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Containing iron, especially iron with a valence of 2.
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Containing or having to do with iron. The difference between ferrous and ferric is the number of valence electrons they contain (ferrous contains two and ferric contains three), which combine with other atoms to form molecules. See ferromagnetic, ferroelectric and ferric oxide.
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Of or containing iron.
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(chemistry) Of compounds of iron in which it has a valence or oxidation number of 2.
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Origin of ferrous

  • From Latin ferrum (“iron”)

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