Rehydrating Copper (II) Sulfate

Rehydrating Copper (II) Sulfate

Someone gave me an idea and I want to do it:

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See what he said? Let’s follow him.

The last time we used test tubes and destroyed all of them! So I’m going to use a beaker.

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I put the copper sulfate in it and going to burn it.

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It’s white now. I’ll drop water on it.

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It worked!

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I’m guessing that it works like this: I took the water molucles out by evaporating the water, now I have this white dust without water in there, and when I added the water, it turned back to blue (it’s like adding the water molucles back to it). This is why I love chemistry. It’s so awesome!

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6 Comments »

  1. Well done on your experiment and thank you for the mention 🙂
    If you google copper sulphate you’ll find that it normally has about 5 water molecules attached to it and is blue. Heating it removes the water and it turns white. It’s still copper sulphate, but is anhydrous – no water. – But you figured that out by yourself. 🙂

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