What is the melting point of ferrocene?


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The melting point of ferrocene is 172.5 degrees C. Its empirical formula is C10H10Fe, and it has a boiling point of 249 degrees C. It is an organometallic compound.

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The molecular formula of ferrocene is Fe (C5H5)2, and it was discovered in the 1951. After the discovery of ferrocene, an entire new class of compounds arose called the d-block organometallic compounds. In ferrocene, the carbon atom is bonded to a metal atom such as an atom of Iron (Fe). There are two rings on either side of the atom of iron.

It is used as a fuel additive in petrol engines and in the pharmaceutical industry. Anticancer medications are prepared with ferrocene salts.

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