Fe + 2 FeCl3 3 FeCl2

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

Fe0 - 2 e- FeII (oxidation)

2 FeIII + 2 e- 2 FeII (reduction)

Fe is a reducing agent, FeCl3 is an oxidizing agent (synproportionation (comproportionation)).

Reactants:

  • Fe
    • Names: Iron source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Fe source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Element 26 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
  • FeCl3Iron(III) chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Iron trichloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Ferric chloride source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Ferric chloride (anhydrous) source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Iron(3+);trichloride source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Green-black by reflected light; purple-red by transmitted light; yellow solid as hexahydrate; brown as solution source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Black-to-brown hygroscopic crystals source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • FeCl2Iron(II) chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Iron dichloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Ferrous chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Rokühnite source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, [FeCl3] source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, FeCl3 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Tan solid (anhydrous) | Pale green solid (di-tetrahydrate) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; White-to-light-green hygroscopic crystals source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04