How to make Basic Copper Carbonate
Sometimes, I’m missing a couple of chemicals. The way to fix that problem is simply ordering them online, but I need it right now. So I decided to make my own chemicals by following procedures from the internet. For the first one, I’m going to be making basic copper carbonate (CuCo3).
First, I added about 85 grams of copper sulfate to a flask (I didn’t know why I put 86 g).
After that, I added 240 ml of distilled water and tried to dissolve all of the copper sulfate. And then, I put 30 grams of sodium carbonate into 60 ml of distilled water and did the same.
Next, I poured the sodium carbonate solution into the copper sulfate solution slowly and carefully. There were lots of fizzing and bubbles. What’s happening is: CuSO4 (Copper Sulfate) + Na2Co3 (Sodium Carbonate) + H2O → CuCO3 (Copper Carbonate) + Na2SO4 (Sodium Sulfate) + CO2
I added all of the sodium carbonate, and waited for one night to make the copper carbonate settle to the bottom.
After that, I filtered all of the copper carbonate out and let it sit for 2 days (to dry it).
All of the copper carbonate is dried.
I’m actually impressed. I put it in a bottle and labeled it.
Well, I would have to thank the person in that video. The color and the texture of the chemical seems to be correct. I can use this chemical!
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