193. BENEDICKS, C., AND LÖFQUIST, H. [Solubility of Oxygen in iron of Ferrous Oxide (Oxoferrite, Wüstite).] Ztschr. anorg. Chem., vol. 171, 1928, pp. 231-238; Chem. Abs., vol. 22, 1928, p. 3612.
Diagram given for the system Fe-O (abs. 3053) contradicts the fact claimed by Schenck and Dingman (abs. 3052) that the solubility of O is as high as 2.8% (oxoferrite). It is only 0.05%. It has been suggested that traces of Al2O3 picked up from the container by Fe2O3 would explain the discrepancies. The solubility of O in a pure Fe-O system is so low that it is difficult to admit that this solubility is increased by the presence of foreign matter, MgO for instance.
BENEDICT, W. S. See abs. 2321, 2322.