Iron compounds: iron nitrate hexahydrate

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The iron in iron nitrate hexahydrate formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Iron nitrate hexahydrate

  • Formula as often written: Fe(NO3)2.6H2O
  • Hill system formula: Fe1H12N2O12
  • CAS registry number: [13476-08-9]
  • Formula weight: 287.947
  • Class: complex


  • iron nitrate hexahydrate
  • iron(II) nitrate 6-water
  • iron dinitrate 6-water

Physical properties

  • Colour: green
  • Appearance: solid
  • Melting point: 60°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:


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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in iron nitrate hexahydrate
Element %
Fe 19.39
H 4.20
N 9.73
O 66.68


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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Fe(NO3)2.6H2O unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Fe1N2O12H12

mass  %
286   6.3 ___
287 0.1
288 100.0 __________________________________________________
289 3.8 __
290 2.8 _
291 0.1
292 0.0


The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
  • N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.
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  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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