Definition of Copper sulphate

1. Noun. A copper salt made by the action of sulfuric acid on copper oxide.

Definition of Copper sulphate

1. Noun. (chemistry) the common name for cupric sulphate, CuSO4, which forms blue crystals and is used in agriculture, dyeing, electroplating and many other applications; reducing agents reduce it to the red cuprous sulphate ¹

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Medical Definition of Copper sulphate

1. CuSo4-5H2O;it is highly poisonous to algae, is a prompt and active emetic, and is used as an irritant, astringent, and fungicide. Synonym: copper sulfate, copper sulphate. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Copper Sulphate

copper nose
copper ore
copper ores
copper oxide
copper pennies
copper phosphate cement
copper phthalocyanine
copper protein
copper pyrites
copper radioisotopes
copper rockfish
copper shark
copper sulfate
copper sulfate method
copper sulfide
copper sulphate (current term)
copper uranite

Literary usage of Copper sulphate

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"Much of the ' agricultural copper sulphate is of this class. ... copper sulphate is obtained of great purity and in considerable quantity in the refining of ..."

2. Transactions by North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers., Gerard H. Matthes (1905)
"The talus below the ridges, consisting of debris largely impregnated or brecciated with copper sulphate, would of itself afford scope for profitable mining ..."

3. Report (1905)
"The toxic action of copper sulphate upon certain of the algae is presented ... A normal solution of copper sulphate was made, and sufficient of it added to ..."

4. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"copper sulphate.—The use of copper sulphate in drinking waters was proposed ... The original claim was that copper sulphate in minute amounts would poison ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"On heating the copper sulphate further it is decomposed into copper oxide ... But here again we have departed from the idea that copper sulphate contains ..."

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