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Formation of FeCl3 using HCl

I know that: 2HCL +Fe(s)= FeCl2 + 2H under normal conditions. I want to know if the concentrations or conditions can be altered to produce: 3HCl + Fe(s)=FeCl3 + 3H using NO other reactants (catalysts may be used).

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Iron reacts with hydrochloric acid in single replacement reactions (Iron(III) product).
The balanced reaction is:
2Fe + 6HCl -------> 2FeCl3 + 3H2(gas)
If iron is in the form of ...