dangers of copper (II) sulphate Watch

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angelpastry
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does anyone know the dangers or hazards of copper sulphate as i need to know them for my biology coursework and yes, before you ask it is the one about the egg and denaturing. its due in on monday and i havent even started it!! arghh!

please help!
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Safety (MSDS) data for copper (II) sulfate



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General
Synonyms: cupric sulfate, cupric sulphate, blue vitriol, copper (II) sulfate 5-hydrate, copper sulphate, blue copper AS, copper (2+) sulfate pentahydrate, Salzburg vitriol, sulfuric acid copper (2+) salt, vencedor
Molecular formula: CuSO4 5H2O (if hydrated)
CAS No: 7758-99-8
EC No: 231-847-6

Physical data
Appearance: blue odourless crystalline solid (white or grey powder if anhydrous)
Melting point: 110 C (600 C, with decomposition, if anhydrous)
Boiling point:
Vapour density:
Vapour pressure:
Specific gravity: 2.28 (hydrated) 3.6 (anhydrous)
Flash point: none
Explosion limits: none
Autoignition temperature:
very soluble in water

Stability
Stable. Incompatible with strong reducing agents, hydroxylamine.

Toxicology
Harmful by inhalation or ingestion. Dust may ulcerate membranes. Prolonged exposure may cause dermatitis. Possible irritant. No UK exposure limit (as at 13.8.01)

Toxicity data
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ORL-RAT LD50 300 mg kg-1

Risk phrases
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R22 R36 R38 R50 R53.

Environmental information
Very toxic to aquatic organisms - may cause long term damage in the environment. LC50 (L.macrochirus): 0.7 - 1.1 mg/l
Transport information
(The meaning of any UN hazard codes which appear in this section is given here.)
UN No 3077. Hazard class 9. Packing group III.
Personal protection
Safety glasses. Adequate ventilation.

Safety phrases
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S22 S60 S61.



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the saftey is:
Safety:
- Handle container of CuSo4 with care
- Try not to breath vapour in
- Avoid contact with skin
- Avoid contact with eyes by wearing goggles
- Prepare a clean open space before beginning experiment
- To avoid contaminating clothing wear a lab coat

hope its not too late hope it helps

Jacques
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angelpastry
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thanks for that, it wasnt too late, its due in tomorrow! argh!!!
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