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    Cuprous Compounds
      Cuprous hydride
      Cuprous fluoride
      Cuprous chloride
      Cuprous bromide
      Cuprous iodide
      Copper suboxide
      Cuprous oxide
      Cuprous hydroxide
      Cuprous sulphide
      Cuprous sulphite
      Cuprous sulphate
      Cuprous selenide
      Cuprous telluride
      Cuprous nitride
      Cuprous phosphide
      Cuprous arsenides
      Cuprous carbide
      Cuprous acetylide
      Cuprous carbonate
      Cuprous cyanide
      Cuprous thiocyanate
      Cuprous silicide
      Cuprous silicofluoride
      Ammonio-cuprous Derivatives
      Carbonyl cuprous sulphate
    Complex Copper Compounds
    Cupric Compounds
    PDB 1a2v-1bxu
    PDB 1bxv-1fwx
    PDB 1g3d-1j9t
    PDB 1jcv-1mfm
    PDB 1mg2-1paz
    PDB 1pcs-1sii
    PDB 1sjm-1w6w
    PDB 1w77-2afn
    PDB 2ahk-2dv6
    PDB 2dws-2ggp
    PDB 2ghz-2mta
    PDB 2nrd-2vm3
    PDB 2vm4-2yah
    PDB 2yam-3bkt
    PDB 3bqv-3fyi
    PDB 3g5w-3mie
    PDB 3mif-3t6v
    PDB 3t6w-9pcy

Cuprous acetylide, Cu2C2






The Cuprous acetylide, Cu2C2, is formed by the action of acetylene on an ammoniacal solution of cuprous chloride, or on a suspension of cuprous oxide in water. It is a brownish-red, amorphous substance, and explosive in the dry state. Prepared by the first method, it is associated with a molecule of water, which can be removed by drying over sulphuric acid. The presence of this water has been attributed to adsorption, and another explanation assumes the compound to have the formula CHCCu,CuOH. Cuprous acetylide forms complex derivatives with solutions of cuprous chloride and potassium chloride in hydrochloric acid. Among the examples of those described are the colourless 2CuCl,C2H2 and 4CuCl,KCl,C2H2; the yellow 8CuCl,2KCl,C2H2; and the violet 2CuCl,Cu2O,C2H2. Manchot found that excess of acetylene combines with cuprous chloride to form white crystals of the formula CuCl,C2H2. In presence of hydrochloric acid a dark-violet powder of the composition CuCl,C2Cu2,H2O is precipitated. In the dry state this substance is moderately stable. Acetylene combines with excess of cuprous chloride to form white prisms of the composition 2CuCl,C2H2.


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