What are the different types of ions formed by iron? Give their names and valency.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 9th May, 2014, 01:31: PM

Expert Answer:

Iron metal forms two types of ions, Fe2+ and Fe3+.

The Fe2+ ion is known as iron (II) ion or ferrous ion and has valency of +2. The Fe3+ ion is known as iron (III) ion or ferric ion and it has a valency of +3.

Answered by  | 9th May, 2014, 03:31: PM