Primarily used for agricultural purposes such as pesticide, germicide, feed additive, and soil additive. Some of its secondary uses are as a raw material in the preparation of other copper compounds, as a reagent in analytic chemistry, an electrolyte for batteries and electroplating baths, and in medical practice as a locally applied fungicide, bactericide, and astringent.
|Molar Weight||159.61 g/mol (anhydrous); 249.67g/mol (pentahydrate)|
|Melting Point||110°C (anhydrous)|
|Boiling Point||650°C (decomposes)|
|Specific Gravity||3.60 g/cc ((anhydrous); 2.286 g/cc (pentahydrate)|
Synonyms: Blue Vitriol (pentahydrate), Bluestone (pentahydrate), Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate, Copper (II) Sulphate Pentahydrate
Chemical Formula: CuSO4; CuSO4.5H2O
CAS Number: 7758-98-7 (pentahydrate)