Copper Sulfate

Last updated: June 28, 2016

What Does Copper Sulfate Mean?

Copper sulfate is an inorganic compound composed of sulfur and copper with the chemical formula CuSO4. It typically occurs as a gray-white or blue crystalline copper salt and has poisonous properties that can kill bacteria, algae and plants.


Corrosionpedia Explains Copper Sulfate

Copper sulfate is a key chemical ingredient used to perform corrosion tests and confirmations on surfaces that have been previously treated to ensure preventative accuracy and sustenance. One such test is an inter-granular corrosion test designed to ensure a corrosion-free surface for stainless steels. A stainless steel sample is boiled in a copper sulfate solution for twenty four (24) hours, after which it is examined for inter-granular irregularities.


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