Contractions. - Ferr-a. Fer.
Present name. - Ferric Acetate. Fe26C2H3O2.
Prepared by dissolving moist Peroxide of Iron (Ferrum Peroxidum Humidum) in Acetic Acid. It forms a dark brown solution, and may be concentrated until it assumes the appearance of a jelly, but it will not crystallize. It may, however, be cautiously evaporated to dryness, and then preserved in a well-stoppered bottle. It should be freshly made.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., ii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - lx to 3x, Solution only. 2 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.