Copper nitrate has many applications, the main one being its conversion to copper oxide, which is used as a catalyst in many processes in organic chemistry. Its solutions are used in textiles and polishing agents for other metals. Copper nitrate is also found in pyrotechnic articles. In laboratories or educational institutions, it is used to demonstrate reactions in a galvanic cell.
IDENTIFICATION AND PROPERTIES
Name: Copper nitrate
Formula: Cu(NO3). 3H2O
- Shape: Solid
- Colour: Blue
- Odour: Characteristic
- Melting point/freezing point: 114ºC
- Initial boiling point and boiling range: 170ºC
- Explosive properties: The product is not explosive.
- Solubility in / Miscibility with water: at 20ºC 2670 g/l
- Chemicals for synthesis
- Formulation of materials
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- Laboratory chemicals