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Unformatted text preview: While iron is not soluble in aqueous KOH, it would dissolve in sulfuric acid. Also, sulfuric acid is an oxidizing agent, so it is likely that the iron would be in the 3+ state. Therefore, it would be susceptible to also forming an alum. The consequence could be either a mixed (aluminum/iron) alum or a mixture of aluminum alum and iron alum. We would need to know the solubilities of iron alum and the mixed alum to determine the detailed nature of the product that would crystallize first from the solution....
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course CHE 143 taught by Professor Raleigh during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '09