Copper(II) bromide

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Copper(II) bromide, also known as cupric bromide, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is CuBr2. It has copper and bromide ions in it. The copper is in its +2 oxidation state.

Properties[change | change source]

Copper(II) bromide is a grayish-black solid. Most copper(II) compounds, except for the oxide, are bright blue or green. It can be reduced to copper(I) bromide.

Preparation[change | change source]

It can be made by dissolving copper(II) oxide in hydrobromic acid. It can also be made by reacting copper and bromine.[1]82

Uses[change | change source]

Copper(II) bromide is used in lasers. It is also used to add bromide ions to other chemical compounds in organic chemistry.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Richardson, H. Wayne (1997). Handbook of copper compounds and applications. CRC Press. ISBN 0824789989. Retrieved March 20, 2011.