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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A dark green crystalline powder. Copper acetate is prepared by the reaction of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=acetic%20acid acetic acid] with [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=copper%20oxide%20red copper oxide]. The green is unstable and can leave a black residue upon decomposition. Copper acetate is also used as a [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=pesticide pesticide], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=fungicide fungicide], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=catalyst catalyst], textile [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=dyestuff dye] and as a [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=pigments pigment] for paints, [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=ink inks], and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=ceramic ceramics].  
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A dark green crystalline powder. Copper acetate is prepared by the reaction of [[acetic acid]] with [[copper oxide red|copper oxide]]. The green is unstable and can leave a black residue upon decomposition. Copper acetate is also used as a [[pesticide]], [[fungicide]], [[catalyst]], textile [[dyestuff|dye]] and as a [[pigments|pigment]] for paints, [[ink|inks]], and [[ceramic|ceramics]].  
  
See also [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=copper%20acetate%2C%20basic copper acetate, basic].
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See also [[copper acetate, basic]].
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

Revision as of 11:17, 2 August 2013

Description

A dark green crystalline powder. Copper acetate is prepared by the reaction of acetic acid with copper oxide. The green is unstable and can leave a black residue upon decomposition. Copper acetate is also used as a pesticide, fungicide, catalyst, textile dye and as a pigment for paints, inks, and ceramics.

See also copper acetate, basic.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cupric acetate; crystals of Venus, crystallized verdigris; verdet

Chemical structure

Copper acetate.jpg


Other Properties

Soluble in water, ethanol. Slightly soluble in ether, glycerol.

Composition Cu(C2H3O2)2-H2O
CAS 142-71-2
Melting Point 115
Density 1.882
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 181.64
Boiling Point 240 (dec)

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by ingestion. Contact causes irritation and burns.

Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS

Authority

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p.231
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 2690

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