# What does FeCl2 mean? [closed]

I'm doing a lab for a class , and in the manual, they right the compound as Fe(Cl)$$_2$$. I looked up that compound, and it has a very high boiling point, but the compound during the lab was already in a liquid state, so I'm pretty confused. Specifically what was created was made from dissolving iron in HCl in a boiling water bath. I don't know much about chemistry, so if you can try to dumb it down, that would be much appreciated!

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• Why does a high boiling point disagree with it being a liquid or dissolved in solution? If the boiling point is high, that means it will likely be a liquid if the temperature is lower than that (or a solid if the temperature is even lower). @user69873 – Tyberius Nov 5 '18 at 21:03