Copper(II) bromide facts for kids

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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

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

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

Uses

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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