Meaning of ferric chloride in English:

ferric chloride

noun

  • Iron(iii) chloride, a red or (when hydrated) yellow solid with Lewis acid properties, used in solution to promote the clumping of particles in sewage treatment, and as an etchant for copper.

    Formula: FeCl₃.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Shepard (1804–1886).