Frequently Asked Question about Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate
Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate is popularly known as Vitriol or Bluestone. The reason for this is because the compound is blue. It is the hydrous form of Copper Sulfate with 5 molecules of water.
Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate
What is Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate used for?
Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate is closely related to the Monohydrate. There are cases where the compound can serve the same functions. The following are uses of Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate:
- Just like Monohydrate, the compound can also be used as a fungicide for crops like melon, cardamom, and grapes.
- It is used as an algaecide to treat swimming pools and aquariums.
- It is also used in medicine to test hemoglobin levels and blood density.
- It is used by the printing industry to protect book covers from insects.
- It is used as a coloring agent in pyrotechnics and glass manufacturing companies.
What is the chemical formula of Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate?
Copper Sulfate has a general formula of CuSO4.(H20)x, where X represents the number of water molecules. Since Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate has 5 water molecules, the chemical formula is CuSO4.5H20.
Is Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate harmful to life?
Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate has a nauseating and strong metallic taste. It can be poisonous just like Copper Sulfate Monohydrate. When ingested inappropriately, it can result in vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, and nausea. It is also irritating to both skin and the eyes.
Where is Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate found and what does it look like?
Copper Sulfate can be produced by using concentrated sulphuric acid to treat copper metal. The leaching of low-grade copper ore in the air using bacteria as a catalyst can also be used to produce Copper Sulfate. The Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate is blue. It is odorless, soluble in water and methanol but insoluble in ethanol and acetone.
Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate
What are the hazardous effects of Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate?
Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate is toxic. Ingestion of the chemical can lead to poisoning with symptoms like vomiting, nausea, chest pain, and diarrhea. The chemical compound can cause skin irritation and eczema when it comes in contact with the skin. It can also cause conjunctivitis and inflammation of the eyelids.
What are the precautionary measures to be taken to handle Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate?
While handling Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate, you must take the following precautionary measures:
- Wash your hands thoroughly after handling the chemical.
- Do not eat or drink while handling the chemical.
- Make use of protective gloves, protective aprons, and eye protection while handling the chemical.
- Avoid the release of chemicals into the environment.
What will happen if Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate is heated?
If Copper Sulfate with five molecules of water is heated, it loses its water of crystallization as a result of evaporation. Hence, it turns to white color from its original blue color.
Is Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate soluble?
Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate is soluble in water and methanol. However, it is insoluble in ethanol and acetone.
Where can I buy Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate?
Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate is available for sale on Camachem. The chemical is available in 25kg woven bags.
Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate packed into 25kg woven bags
How much does Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate cost?
The prices of Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate vary depending on the cost of production. However, the stock price on Camachem bears $3,250 per ton. You can use the free quotation option to ascertain the price of the chemical.
What is the pH of Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate?
A Copper Sulfate solution is formed through the combination of a strong acid and weak base. Hence the pH will be less than 7 as a result of the hydrolysis.
Is Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate an electrolyte compound?
In general chemistry, galvanic cells use Copper Sulfate as an electrolyte. It can serve as a cathode solution in a Zinc/Copper cell. This applies to all forms of Copper Sulfate.
Can Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate go down the drain?
Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate can go down the drain when it is beaten into fine powder. You can flush the chemical compound into a secured sewage system. An excess of the chemical in water bodies can be dangerous to aquatic lives.
Is Copper Sulfate Monohydrate acidic or basic?
Copper Sulfate solution is acidic for all forms of Copper Sulfate. It has a pH of less than 7 which indicates that the solution is acidic. There are more specifications of the compound on Camachem.
What is the difference between Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate and Zinc Sulfate?
While Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate is applicable in the agriculture sector, Zinc Sulfate is majorly used in the manufacturing sector and medicine. Zinc Sulfate is used as a Zinc supplement in feeds, kinds of toothpaste, fertilizers, and sprays.