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View synonyms for cuprous

cuprous

[ kyoo-pruhs, koo- ]

adjective

  1. containing copper in the univalent state, as cuprous oxide, Cu 2 O.


cuprous

/ ˈkjuːprəs /

adjective

  1. of or containing copper in the monovalent state


cuprous

/ ko̅o̅prəs,kyo̅o̅- /

  1. Containing copper, especially copper with a valence of 1.
  2. Compare cupric


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cuprous1

First recorded in 1660–70; cupr- + -ous

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Example Sentences

A solution of cuprous chloride which has absorbed CO gives it up on being treated with potassic bichromate and acid.

"Frankoline," a mixture of cuprous and ferric chlorides dissolved in strong hydrochloric acid absorbed in infusorial earth.

Yellow to brick-red cuprous oxide forms as a heavy precipitate if glucose is present.

It is rapidly absorbed by an ammoniacal or acid (hydrochloric acid) solution of cuprous chloride.

The chemical reaction taking place is the reduction of copper sulphate to cuprous oxide.

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