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Copper Nitrate Potassium Nitrate Copper Sulfate

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#1 Matthew


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:49 PM

I was wondering if there is any way to make copper nitrate with potassium nitrate and copper sulfate? Nitrates are more reactive than sulfates and copper less reactive than potassium so would the reaction from CuNO3 and KSO4? If so is there any way to separate the chemicals? They both appear to be soluble. 

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:11 PM

But to do what with the copper nitrate? It's almost impossible to dry it and even harder to keep dry. Like ammonium nitrate, pretty useless for pyro.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:50 AM

You could always just buy it . . .


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 01:11 AM

Mixing them wont really do much.  You might be able to extract off copper nitrate with alcohol.  I think I tried this once, but without a ton of success or great yields.  The reaction works better if you use something that precipitates as an insoluble sulfate.  Calcium nitrate is the cheapest source usually.  It can be a little difficult to remove all the calcium though if you care about color.  

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