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General Wustite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: FeO
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 71.85 gm
   Iron    77.73 %  Fe  100.00 % FeO
   Oxygen  22.27 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+O
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
Help on Locality: Locality: At Scharnhausen, near Stuttgart, Baden-W�urttemberg, and at Buhl, near Weimar, Hesse, Germany. In Greenland, on Disko Island, near Uivfaq and Kitdlit. From the Pathardih colliery, Jhar Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ewald W�st (1875-1934), German metallurgist and Director for Iron Research of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, Dusseldorf, Germany who first synthesized the compound.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wustite Say WUSTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Wuestite