Physical and chemical properties of Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate: Physical State-->Odorless Blue Crystals Melting Point-->110 C Boiling Point-->653 C Solubility in Water-->Soluble (but insoluble in alcohol)pH--3.7-4.5 (5% sol.) Density-->8.6g/ml Copper sulfate pentahydrate equation-->(CuSO4-5H2O) Molar Mass-->159.62 g/mol.
Uses, Solubility, Where found, and Cautions: Copper sulfate pentahydrate (CuSO4 5H2O) is a blue, crystal substance that can easily dissolve in water. This Substance is also suoluable in ethonol, methanol and glycerol. This substance is also known as bluestone or Blue Vitriol. Copper Sulfate pentahydrate has five water molecules built in to the crystal Copper Sulfate. Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate has many uses in the real world. This substance can be used as a supplement in animal feed which helps the absorbment properties. It can also be used to detroy algae in water supplies or manage shrimp in rice fields by eating away at the roots. Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate can also be used as an ingreidnet in a Bordeaux Mixture spray in fungicide to control plant disease. It can also be used to preserve wood and keep it from mildew and rotting. This substance has also found uses in makes pigments and dyes as well as acting as a flotation reagent in extraciting the Lead and Zinc in mining. This substance is rarely found in nature in its anamorous state, it can also be produced by adding sulfuric acid to Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate needs to be stored in a dry cool place inside a stainless steel container, plastic container or rubber lined steel tank. (all must be closed) The Dangers of this substance are minor compared to some but still need to be treated seriously. if it comes in contact with your eyes, was eyes with water (clean) for 15 minutes. if it is ingested, plenty of milk and water will help. also avoid breathing the dust as it can be very irritating to the upper respitory system. CuSO4 5H2O is also toxic to fish and othe small water-dwelling organisms. _____________________________________-This Site was created by Andrew Patten