Copper(I) bromide

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Oxidized copper(I) bromide. Pure copper(I) bromide is colorless.

Copper(I) bromide, also known as cuprous bromide, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is CuBr. It has copper and bromide ions in it. The copper is in its +1 oxidation state.

Properties[change | change source]

Copper(I) bromide is a colorless solid. It turns green when in air. It does not dissolve in water. It is a reducing agent.

Preparation[change | change source]

Copper(I) bromide is made by reacting copper(II) bromide with any sulfite and any bromide salt. This reaction makes hydrogen bromide gas.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used in organic chemistry. It is used to make organic compounds that have copper in them.

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