Copper Sulphate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Copper Sulphate Properties

Copper Sulphate

Copper Sulphate Molecular Structure-Molecule Struture
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Copper sulphate exists as a series of compounds that differ in their degree of hydration. It is utilized chiefly for agricultural purposes, as a pesticide, germicide, feed additive, and soil additive. It is used in swimming pools as an algaecide. Several chemical tests utilize copper sulfate. It is used in Fehling's solution and Benedict's solution to test for reducing sugars, which reduce the soluble blue copper(II) sulfate to insoluble red copper(I) oxide. It is also used in the Biuret reagent to test for proteins.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Gray-White Powder
CAS Number 7758-98-7
ChEBI 121741
Crystal Structure Triclinic
Density 3.603 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-847-6
IUPAC Name Copper(II) Sulfate
InChI 1S/Cu.H2O4S/c;1-5(2,3)4/h;(H2,1,2,3,4)/q+2;/p-2
Melting Point 200°C
Molar Mass 159.61 g/mol
Molecular Formula CuSO4
NFPA 704 H-2,F-0,R-1,C-NA
Other_Cations Nickel(II) Sulfate;Zinc Sulfate
RTECS Number GL8800000
Solubility 203 g/l
Synonyms Cupric Sulfate;Cupper(II) Sulphate;Blue Vitriol;Bluestone;Chalcanthite;Copper Sulfate;Sulfuric Acid Copper(2+) Salt;Cupric Sulphate;Copper Monosulfate;Coppersulfate;Copper(2+) Sulfate;Monocopper Sulfate;Roman Vitriol uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X