Evolution of Hydrogen from Ferrous Hydroxide

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IT is generally supposed that ferrous hydroxide in aqueous suspension can decompose, according to the equation. The experiments of Schikorr1 suggest that this can occur, but only in presence of metallic iron or excess of ferrous salt in solution.

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EVANS, U., WANKLYN, J. Evolution of Hydrogen from Ferrous Hydroxide. Nature 162, 27–28 (1948) doi:10.1038/162027b0

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