of or containing copper, especially in the bivalent state, as cupric oxide, CuO.
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How to use cupric in a sentence
It will take some time for any cupric ions actually to reach the electrode and be deposited as metallic copper.
The relations may be illustrated by the discussion of the complex formed by the cupric-ion with tartrates.
The greater portion of the copper, however, is present as part of the complex negative ion of cupric-tartaric acid and its salts.
For ions of different valence, such as silver and cupric ions, the equilibrium equation assumes a somewhat less simple form.
In the other vessel, copper is dissolving and the concentration of cupric-ion is increasing.
British Dictionary definitions for cupric
of or containing copper in the divalent state
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Scientific definitions for cupric
Containing copper, especially copper with a valence of 2. Compare cuprous.
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