COPPER(II) NITRATE - (3251-23-8)

Introduction

Name: copper(II) nitrate; cupric nitrate
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 3251-23-8
Chemical Formula: Cu(NO3)2
Molar Mass: 187.5558 g
Mass Percent: Cu 33.881 %; N 14.936 %; O 51.182 % 

Classification

• inorganic

Uses/Function

• "In light-sensitive reproductive papers; as ceramic color; as mordant and oxidizing agent in textile dyeing and printing; as reagent for burnishing iron, for giving a black "antique" finish to copper, for coloring zinc brown; in nickel-plating baths; in aluminum brighteners; in wood-preservatives, fungicides, herbicides; in pyrotechnic compositionsl as catalyst component for solid rocket fuel; as nitrating agent for aromatic organosilicon comp[oun]ds; as catalyst for organic reactions." 1

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For More Information

Wikipedia
Journals:
J. H. Gladstone and Alfred Tribe, Proc. Roy. Soc. London 20, 290-292 (1872)

Sources

(1) - The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals, 13th ed.; Budavari, S.; O'Neil, M.J.; Smith, A.; Heckelman, P. E.; Kinneary, J. F., Eds.; Merck & Co.: Whitehouse Station, NJ, 2001; entry 2671.
(2) - Ebbing, Darrell D. General Chemistry 3rd ed.; Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, MA, 1990; p 135.
(3) - Ebbing, Darrell D. General Chemistry 3rd ed.; Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, MA, 1990; p 75.
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(5) - Ebbing, Darrell D. General Chemistry 3rd ed.; Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, MA, 1990; p 97.