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copper hydroxide

a blue, water-insoluble, poisonous powder, Cu(OH) 2 , used in the manufacture of rayon, as a source for copper salts, and as a mordant.
Also called cupric hydroxide. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Cellulose is also soluble in an ammoniacal solution of copper hydroxide.

    Creative Chemistry

    Edwin E. Slosson

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