1. Is the product formed from the reaction between iron iii chloride and water a solution or a precipitate.
The balanced equation for the reaction is
FeCl3 + 3H2O ↔ Fe(OH)3↓ + 3H2O.
Since iron(III) chloride is soluble in water, but not iron(III) hydroxide, the reaction causes a solid to be precipitated. As iron(III) hydroxide is brown, a brown precipitate is formed. Hence, this is known as a precipitation reaction.
The hydrolysis reaction of iron(III) chloride takes place reversibly.