Definition of cupric in English:

cupric

Line breaks: cu¦pric
Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːprɪk
 
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adjective

Chemistry
  • Of copper with a valency of two; of copper(II). Compare with cuprous.
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    • The oxidizing fluxes usually include cupric oxide or manganese dioxide, which decompose at copper alloy melting temperatures to generate the oxygen required.
    • Briefly, the washed hair was digested in an alkaline solution, complexed by cysteine, urea, and cupric ion, then acidified with sulfuric acid.
    • These reactions depend on the ability of the reducing sugar to convert cupric sulfate to cuprous oxide with a resulting color change.

Origin

late 18th century: from late Latin cuprum 'copper' + -ic.

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