CHARATERISTICS

  • Its other name is cupric chloride
  • It is present in the form of brown color crystals and green colored powder

SOLUBILITY

  • It is soluble in water and alcohol

DENSITY

  • Brown colored crystals 3.5
  • Green colored powder 2.5

MELTING POINT

  • Brown colored crystals 620 C
  • Green colored powder 100 C

PREPARATION

  • Obtained by mixing copper with chlorine
  • Also obtained by the reaction of copper carbonate and hydrochloric acid

GRADES

  • Technical, regent Grades available

HAZARDS

  • It is a poisonous compound

USES

  • It is used in making of following products
    • Fireworks
    • Photography
    • Pigments
    • Electroplating bath
  • It also acts as dying and printing mordent

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