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how can i make copper carbonate? Answered

hello , am trying to get a hold of some copper carbonate but its much too expensive.
now i have some raw, and untarnished (beyond normal anyways) copper laying around and want to know if theres any way i can convert this into pure copper carbonate, with minimal impurities such as copper oxides and such.
is there a way to do this through electrolysis perhaps?
also, is there a way to convert copper and copper oxide to copper hydroxide which i can simply add carbonic acid to to copper carbonate?

also whoever answers my question will get a best anser form me , guaranteed

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

Best Answer 9 years ago

You could mix an aqueous solution of copper(2) sulfate with an aqueous solution of sodium carbonate. Copper(2) carbonate is insoluble in water, and it should emerge as a precipitate. I got the idea from the Wikipedia page on copper(2) carbonate, here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper%28II%29_carbonate

I know you said you have copper metal rather than soluble copper(2) sulfate, but I saw an Instructable in the related panel ---->
for making CuSO4.  Here:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Copper-Sulfate-from-Copper-and-Sulfuric-acid-/

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NateB77
NateB77

Answer 2 years ago

If you do electrolysis with baking soda in the water with copper wires to import electricity through it it makes copper carbonate

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HardikPatel_Meghachem
HardikPatel_Meghachem

10 months ago

Copper Carbonate is prepared by combining aqueous solutions of copper sulfate and sodium bicarbonate under ambient temperature and pressure. Copper carbonate precipitates from the solution with release of carbon dioxide.

2 CuSO4+ 4 NaHCO3→ Cu2(OH)2CO3+ 2 Na2SO4+ 3 CO2+ H2O

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kaylinepruett22
kaylinepruett22

2 years ago

I was trying to make copper oxide by putting electrical charge though water to copper (electrolysis). positive electricity was going through a carbon rod into water to the copper which had a negative charge. it surprisingly didn't make the red copper oxide in the water, but instead made a blue substance, which i believe is copper carbonate. i should've done my research first. but now i know how to make it if i ever need it. i used a carbon rod which can be obtained from a 6 volt battery and bare copper wire rolled up together with other little pieces of wire wrapped around making it look like a tree. I didn't use any salt or electrolyte, just plain tap water in a jar. in stead of a battery, i used a universal ac to 12 volts dc adapter, which you can get about anywhere.

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kaylinepruett22
kaylinepruett22

Answer 2 years ago

Actually the out come is copper hydroxide. Sorry. I love science!

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THE0DEN
THE0DEN

4 years ago

I made copper carbonate by accident the other day as I was preforming electrolysis. In a water-filled container ( not unlike a Hoffman apparatus ), I had copper wire wrapped around two carbon rods which I used for electrodes. After sending electric current through the water for some time, the copper wire started to rust and the carbon rods began to flake. Soon enough, I had a millimeter thick layer of bright blue copper carbonate sitting at the bottom of a container.

To make copper carbonate (CuCO3), you can use the formula CuO3 + C = CuCO3. Try soaking some charcoal and copper rust in water.

What do you need copper carbonate for?

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DaniyalA1
DaniyalA1

Answer 4 years ago

That exact same thing happened with me. I was trying to make hydrogen from electrolysis what ended up making copper carbonate instead.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

9 years ago

. Google your title. Ask specific questions if you run into problems.

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oldmanbeefjerky
oldmanbeefjerky

Answer 9 years ago

ive been trying that for days, cant you please tell me?