How to Make Copper (I) Chloride from Cu(II)Cl– EASY!

How to Make Copper (I) Chloride from Cu(II)Cl– EASY!

Hey guys, this is Camroc37, and today I am going to show you how to make Copper (I) Chloride… From Copper (II) Chloride. And now to make Copper (II)Chloride All you need is Copper Sulfate and table salt. preferably table salt that has NO additives which would be Potassium Iodide because that is just a contaminant and you can see I’ve already begun the reaction because it does take some time – and you want it on low to medium heating, or high but, if it’s on high it will start to um, get a little violent in it’s like, uh, sounds and bubbles and it’s not that great so, I added some elemental Copper, and you just pour in some salt and Copper Sulfate and stir, and then, um, after you’ve stirred it and it’s all dissolved, put it on heating (add any amount of water) and then put in elemental Copper. And then you will begin to see a white precipitate… sorry, the camera (…) and you will see little tiny flakes of a white powder floating around, and this is your Copper (I) Chloride. I originally saw this idea from JMAPScience… He did a video on it and I was trying to make it too, so it was nice that I ran into that. So I just wanted to mention him And then, so once you’re done heating, you’re just gonna filter, and you’re gonna filter out the white precipitate… There you go, you can see it all falling out, it floats to the top first and then falls. Make sure you store it in an air-tight container and make sure it’s dry first because it seems to turn into Copper (II) Chloride, Copper (I) Chloride does, and it’s pretty reactive the air and water especially. And so dry it as quick as possible with a paper towel on your filter paper, and then put it in an air-tight container And… Okay, if you haven’t seen it yet, go to my website which I just made and it’s um And you can see a picture of a penny in here that was sitting overnight and it was up against the glass and it actually floated up from laying down ‘Cause it grew a bunch of crystals on it had enough air in it I guess to lift it. Most of the copper was destroyed and a bunch of really pretty crystals grew on the outside of the Copper penny. And just around the edge, not even on the sides. It was really cool. So go to my website and check out that picture It’s under the “Copper Chemistry” page. So thanks for watching, I know this was not the best video for showing production, but I did tell you basically how to make it and you, you can see it there. The white precipitate now. My other camcorder broke sadly, it says it’s too cold (it actually was dented by something), some kind of glitch, so I’m gonna have to buy a DSLR in the summer. So I really want to buy a really nice camera. Maybe used already? I don’t know but tell me if you like this video more or if you want to see more GoPro videos with my GoPro So thanks for watching, please comment, rate, and subscribe!!!


  1. That was a great video. I am planning on making my own copper 1 chloride video but I will use CuCl2 and sodium sulfite

  2. @Chem Guy  Thanks. An interesting thing I found was that burning the filter paper with Cu(I)Cl solution immediately produced green flames. Mixed with a little Isopropyl alcohol, this could burn quite quickly and with blue color.

  3. try adding a little background music and also try taking different camera angles and an  intro; some popup annotations will be good to. 😀

  4. 1:18 subtitles "corn" lol!
    "You can see 10 little freaks…" Subtitles are the best.
    (I just finished writing out subtitles for the entire video! This fills in the spaces where you can't hear.)

  5. great video camroc 😀
    love ur vids bro! dropped u a like btw! if u get the chance, mind liking my newest vid? thanks!

  6. You say at 2:25 that copper(I) chloride is reactive with water…but it's in the H2O based solution right in front of you as you say that… It's not true, CuCl does not react with H2O.
    However, CuCl will react with a combination of H2O and O2, in the reaction:
    4CuCl + O2 + 2H2O → 4Cu(OH)Cl

  7. Very pure CuCl is almost white. However, it darkens slowly when exposed to air. The hydroxy chloride impurities, Cu(OH)Cl
    , are in fact, green.

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