Outside chemistry, ferrous is an adjective used to indicate the presence of iron. The word is derived from the Latin word ferrum ("iron"). Ferrous metals include steel and pig iron (with a carbon content of a few percent) and alloys of iron with other metals (such as stainless steel). Manipulation of atom-to-atom relationships between iron, carbon, and various alloying elements establishes the specific properties of ferrous metals.
- Ferrous metal recycling
- Iron(II) oxide (ferrous oxide)
- Ferrous chloride (iron(II) chloride)
- Iron(II) bromide (ferrous bromide)
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