Copper (I) Chloride is a white crystalline compound that appears slightly green due to the oxidized impurities. It is a lower chloride of copper and is an inorganic chloride of copper, where the copper is in the +1 oxidation state. Let us know the chemical properties of Copper (I) Chloride.
|Molecular weight||98.996 g/mol|
|Chemical names||Cuprous chloride, Copper monochloride, Dicopper dichloride|
|Boiling Point||1,490 °C|
|Melting Point||423 °C|
|Solubility in water||0.047 g/L|
Copper (I) Chloride Structural Formula
Copper (I) Chloride features cubic zincblende crystal structure which upon heating changes to a hexagonal shape. Copper (I) Chloride is a Lewis acid that contains empty orbitals and is capable of accepting electron pair from Lewis base. The structural representation of Copper I Chloride is as shown in the figure below.
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