What Does Ferrous Mean?


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Ferrous is comes from the Latin word ferrum, which means 'iron'. It does relate to anything that contains or has iron in it. In terms of chemistry it is held in reserve for iron as well as the oxidation number of +2 denoted Fe2+. The formula for Ferrous Oxide is FeO. It is black in color and comprises of the mineral w├╝stite. They further oxidized to form ferric compounds.
It is a non chemical context that is used to cover up the making of metallic iron, as well as wrought iron, cast iron, and steel.

They are mostly found to be magnetic, but not all of them. For example, stainless tell with higher chromium would be non-magnetic, while something that is purely iron with have higher magnetism in it.

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