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When iron rusts in moist air, the product is typically a mixture of two iron−oxygen compounds. In one compound, there is an equal number of iron and oxygen atoms. In the other compound, there are three oxygen atoms for every two iron atoms. Write the formulas for the two iron oxides.

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Interpretation:

The formulae of oxides of iron with different ratio should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

Metals have tendency to form oxides with the reaction of metal with oxygen. The formula of metal oxide depends on charge of metal ion. In metal oxides; oxygen exist as O2 - ion.

Explanation

Given information Iron reacts with oxygen to form iron-oxygen compounds in which iron and oxygen are found in different ratio.

Iron can form two metal oxides; FeO and Fe2O3. Here FeO is called as iron (II) oxide...

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