What is the color of #Cu^(2+)# in solution? What is the color of glucose in solution? What the color and formula are of copper (l) oxide?

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Jan 26, 2017

Answer:

The #"cupric ion"# has a truly beautiful blue colour in aqueous solution.....

Explanation:

#[Cu(OH_2)_6]^(2+)# gives a blue coloured solution in water:

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Very large, macroscopic cyrstals of #[Cu(OH_2)_6]SO_4# can be grown from these solutions:

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And when glucose is dissolved in water, a colourless solution results. On the other hand, #"cuprous oxide"#, i.e. #Cu_2O#, is a brick-red powder, that is insoluble in water.

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