follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

copper sulfate

noun, Chemistry
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
copper-sulfate in Science
copper sulfate  
A crystalline salt that is soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol. In its anhydrous form it is white, and in its hydrous form it is blue. Copper sulfate is used in agriculture, textile dyeing, leather treatment, electroplating, and the manufacture of germicides. In its blue form it is also called blue vitriol. Chemical formula: CuSO4·5H2O.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for copper sulfate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for copper

12
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with copper-sulfate