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Bis(ethylenediamine)copper(II) perchlorate is an energetic coordination complex of copper(II) made from perchloric acid and ethylenediamine. It is a fluffy purple solid which is nearly black in a concentrated solution. It appears to be indefinitely storable.

PropertiesEdit

ChemicalEdit

Bis(ethylenediamine)copper(II) perchlorate is prone to detonation on light heating.

PhysicalEdit

Crystals of bis(ethylenediamine) copper(II) perchlorate are far from dense - there is a nearly tenfold increase in volume from the starting material, copper(II) oxide.

AvailabilityEdit

Bis(ethylenediamine)copper(II) perchlorate is not commerically available but is easy to prepare.

PreparationEdit

Bis(ethylenediamine)copper(II) perchlorate is prepared through the complexation of a solution of copper(II) perchlorate with ethylenediamine. Since copper(II) perchlorate is not a very commonly encountered chemical, it is often prepared in solution during this synthesis by the addition of an excess of copper(II) oxide to dilute perchloric acid. A detailed preparation can be found here.

SafetyEdit

Keep away from open flames, as the compound will detonate.

ReferencesEdit

Relevant Sciencemadness threadsEdit

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