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[fer-eyt] /ˈfɛr eɪt/

noun, Chemistry.
a salt of the hypothetical ferric acid, H 2 FeO 4 .
a salt containing the divalent ion, FeO42–. Ferrates are derivatives of the hypothetical acid H2FeO4
A compound containing ferric oxide and another oxide. Ferrates are stable only in strongly alkaline conditions and impart a purple color to aqueous solutions.


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