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A compound containing acetate radical is made to react with neutral ferric chloride. The solution is then diluted with water and boiled for 1-2 minutes. A reddish brown ppt is obtained. Give the chemical composition of reddish brown ppt.

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CH3COO(OH)2Fe (basic ferric acetate) 

CH3COO¯ + FeCl3 → (CH3COO)3Fe + 3Cl ¯ (Blood red coloration) 

(CH3COO)3Fe + 2H2O + boiled → CH3COO(OH)2Fe ↓ (Reddish brown) + 2CH3COOH

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