Given 2NaOH+CuSO4->Cu(OH)2+Na2SO4 What does table of data have CuCl2 on data table instead of CuSO4.  Why is CuCl2 in the table proved by lab ?  I was absent during experiment and do not...

Given 2NaOH+CuSO4->Cu(OH)2+Na2SO4

What does table of data have CuCl2 on data table instead of CuSO4.  Why is CuCl2 in the table proved by lab ?

 

I was absent during experiment and do not understand table given.

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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It seems that the data that you have is not complete.Please check the equation you had in class and the reactions that you have done in the laboratory. 

2NaOH+CuSO4->Cu(OH)2+Na2SO4 is a probable reaction and can be done in the lab. 

When you react CuCl2 with NaOH, the reaction would have been:

2 NaOH + CuCl2 -> Cu(OH)2 + 2 NaCl

Since you are not present during the lab activity, there may have some changes in the procedures. 

Hope this helps.




 

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