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A reversible reaction of hydrated copper(II) sulfate

Description

An experiment which removes the water of crystallisation from hydrated blue copper(II) sulfate. After cooling the anhydrous copper(II) sulfate formed is then rehydrated with the same water.

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This is an experiment from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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An experiment which removes the water of crystallisation from hydrated blue copper(II) sulfate. After cooling the anhydrous copper(II) sulfate formed is then rehydrated with the same water.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology.