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  1. #1 Will Copper sulfate react with hydrochloric acid? 
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    Will there be a reaction between CuS04 and HCL?

    Cause some would say that there will be a reaction forming H2So4 and CuCl2.

    But some said no cause Though the strength of HCL is stronger than H2S04, Cu metal is unreactive.

    N i cant find an exact answer in google.

    So please! Help anyone! thank you


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    Depending on the concentrations, you shouldn't see anything precipitate out of solution because the Sulfuric Acid that may be formed is a good oxidizing agent, but you may see it change color depending on the Molarity of the HCl. Copper forms a complex when it's in solution with the chloride ion. Depending on the concentration of the HCl, the equilibrium is shifted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VideosFromMyMind View Post
    Depending on the concentrations, you shouldn't see anything precipitate out of solution because the Sulfuric Acid that may be formed is a good oxidizing agent, but you may see it change color depending on the Molarity of the HCl. Copper forms a complex when it's in solution with the chloride ion. Depending on the concentration of the HCl, the equilibrium is shifted.
    But is it considered a reaction? n thanks!
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    Yes. It would react at an equilibrium.
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    what will the products be?
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    Depending on the initial concentrations, you would have Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) CuCl2 and [CuCl4]^(2-)
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