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Offline 1forest1

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What are the ionic species that exist when copper sulfate is dissolved in water?
Is it copper(II) hexaaqua ions (octahedral) and sulfate ions?



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Cu^2+ (aq) is indeed [Cu(H2O)6]^2+ ; the coordination geometry however is a tetragonally distorted octahedron.  The Cu-O bonds are lengthened due to Jahn-Teller distortion (due to its d^9 electronic configuration)

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Let's not forget water autodissociation and hydrolysis of the ions present.
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