Cu(SO4) + Fe Cu + FeSO4

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

CuII + 2 e- Cu0 (reduction)

Fe0 - 2 e- FeII (oxidation)

Cu(SO4) is an oxidizing agent, Fe is a reducing agent.


  • Cu(SO4)
  • Fe
    • Names: Iron source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Fe source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Element 26 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07


  • Cu
    • Names: Copper source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Copper (dusts and mists, as Cu) source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Cu source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Solid in various forms. turns green on exposure to moist air source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Reddish, lustrous, malleable, odorless solid. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
  • FeSO4Iron(II) sulphate source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Iron(II) sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Ferrous sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Green vitriol source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystals (anhydrous) | White-yellow crystals (monohydrate) | Blue-green crystals (heptahydrate) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27