CHARECTERISTICS

Its other names are:

  • Cupric acid, cupric sulfate, blue stone, and, blue vitriol
  • It is a mixture of copper, sulfur and oxygen
  • Present in the form of blue crystals and powder
  • Turns white when water is removed from it.

TASTE

  • It has a typical metallic taste

SOLUBILITY

  • Highly soluble in water and methanol
  • Less soluble in alcohol and glycerin

DENSITY

  • 2.267

BOILING POINT

250 C

MELTING POINT

  • 210 C

SOURCE

  • It is obtained by the reaction of copper with dilute sulfuric acid

GRADES

  • It is present in three grades:
  • Pure, laboratory, and, technical grades
  • it causes itching and is poisonous

USES

  • Copper sulfate has application in following industries:
  • Oil refinery
    • Electric batteries
    • Agriculture
    • Lithography
    • Engraving
    • Synthetic rubber making
    • Iron manufacturing
    • Leather
    • Pharmaceutical and
    • Explosives
  • It acts as an antiseptic agent and a regent in experimental chemistry
  • Also preserves pulp wood and ground pulp, plants and fruits

Copper sulfate is used as an electrolyte in electroplating and a mordent in textile industry

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