Why isn't there a compound with the formula FeI3 (ferric iodide)?

2 Answers
Mar 19, 2016

Answer:

This is news to me, of course, #FeI_3# is usually unstable with respect to reduction.

Explanation:

This article is behind a pay wall. If you are at a university, it will be available from the library. Of course, I do NOT suggest that you buy the article.

Mar 20, 2016

The reaction between ferric and iodide ions is documented in the form of a laboratory experiment here:

http://ceac.atilim.edu.tr/shares/chem/files/LAB/che%C3%B6106/CHEM%20106_EXP%204.pdf