What Is the Formula for Copper(II) Sulfate?

What Is the Formula for Copper(II) Sulfate?

The molecular formula of copper(II) sulfate is CuSO4. Its chemical name is cupric sulphate. Copper has two oxidation states of +2 and +1. In CuSO4, the copper ion has oxidation state +2.

When copper forms a compound with the oxidation state +1, its molecular formula is different. The atomic number of copper is 29 and its electron configuration is 1s22s2 2p63s2 3p6 3d104s1 or 2, 8, 18, 1 electrons per shell. The electrons in the 3d104s1 are involved in bond formation, so copper has two oxidation states. Copper is a good conductor of electricity and melts at 1984.32 degrees Fahrenheit.