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  1. I am not a professional chemist, but I believe the reason some people aren't getting the reaction creating FeCl<sub>2 is because these days, steel wool has a lot of other things in it other than iron and carbon. other compounds are added to make it more flexible, durable, and rust-proof. I put a 1x1x3" wad of medium-fineness steel wool in a jar and covered it with 31.45% HCl. For a day or so nothing happened, but when i checked back on it nine days later, the steel wool had completely dissolved. There were a lot of incredibly fine black particles on the bottom, and when the jar
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