Please answer the following question and also explain the structure of CuSO4.5H2O

Asked by Balbir | 22nd Jun, 2018, 02:07: PM

Expert Answer:

In the crystal of CuSO4.H2O, the Cu is coordinated with four oxygen atoms of the water in the plane and one oxygen from a sulphate occupying each axial position. The fifth water molecule is hydrogen bonded between the second oxygen of the sulphate and a bound water molecule in the plane.

Answered by Ramandeep | 22nd Jun, 2018, 03:39: PM