# Turnbull’s blue is:A. FerricyanideB. Ferrous ferrocyanideC. FerrocyanideD. Ferrous ferricyanide

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Hint: It is precipitated when a ferrous salt is reacted with a ferricyanide. The result is used as a pigment in paints and inks.

Turnbull’s blue is a result of a reaction between a ferrous ($F{e^{2 + }}$) with ferricyanide. It is often confused with Prussian blue and it was also found that the structures of both the compounds are identical. But the precipitation process of individual compounds created very small differences in the colour and their texture. Ferrous salt reacts with potassium ferricyanide to form a blue precipitate which is called Turnbull's blue. The reaction is as follows:
$3F{e^{2 + }} + 2{K_3}[Fe{(CN)_6}] \to F{e_3}{[Fe{(CN)_6}]_2} \downarrow$