- Formula: CuO
- Hill system formula: Cu1O1
- CAS registry number: [1317-38-0]
- Formula weight: 79.545
- Class: oxide
- Colour: black or brown-black
- Appearance: crytalline solid
- Melting point: l336°C (under 1 atmosphere oxygen)
- Boiling point:
- Density: 6310 kg m-3
The following are some synonyms of copper oxide:
- copper oxide
- copper(II) oxide
- cupric oxide
The oxidation number of copper in copper oxide is 2.
Solid state structure
- Geometry of copper:
- Prototypical structure:
The table shows element percentages for CuO (copper oxide).
Isotope pattern for CuO
The chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula CuO with the most intense ion set to 100%.
The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.
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