Fe + CuSO4 Fe(SO4) + Cu

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

CuII + 2 e- Cu0 (reduction)

Fe0 - 2 e- FeII (oxidation)

CuSO4 is an oxidizing agent, Fe is a reducing agent.


  • Fe
    • Names: Iron source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Fe source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Element 26 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
  • CuSO4Copper(II) sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Cupric sulphate source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Blue vitriol (pentahydrate) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Bluestone (pentahydrate) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Gray-white (anhydrous) | blue (pentahydrate) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; White hygroscopic crystals source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04


  • Fe(SO4)
  • 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