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Resource Book for

Sixth-Form Practical Chemistry


Experiment 6
Synthesis of an Iron(III)-EDTA Complex

Na2H2EDTA.2H2O powder

Iron(III) chloride
hexahydrate FeCl3.6H2O

Aqueous FeCl3 solution

FeCl3 solution is being added


to the EDTA solution

Heating the solution mixture


on an electric hotplate

Collecting the product Na[Fe(EDTA)].3H2O by


suction filtration

Dried solid sodium iron(III)


ethylenediaminetetraacetat
e trihydrate complex
prepared from Part A:
Na[Fe(EDTA)].3H2O

0.1 M aqueous Na[Fe(EDTA)]


solution

Chemical Tests:
Fe3+ solution + NaOH (left) /
Fe3+(EDTA) solution +
NaOH(right)

Chemical Tests:
Fe3+ solution + KSCN (left) /
Fe3+(EDTA) solution +
KSCN(right)

Chemical Tests:
Fe3+ solution + NaF (left) /
Fe3+(EDTA) solution +
NaF(right)