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Copper(II) azide[1]
IUPAC name
Identifiers
CAS number 14215-30-6
SMILES
Properties
Molecular formula Cu(N3)2
Molar mass 147.586 g/mol
Appearance brown orthorhombic crystals
Density 2.6 g/cm 3
Melting point

(explodes)

Related compounds
Other cations Lead(II) azide
Silver azide
Sodium azide
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Copper(II) azide is a medium density explosive with the molecular formula Cu(N3)2.

Uses

Copper azide is very explosive and can be used in pyrotechnics.

Preparation

Copper azide can be prepared from copper(II) nitrate (Cu(NO3)2) and sodium azide.

References

  1. ^ Lide, David R. (1998), Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (87 ed.), Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 4–55, ISBN 0849305942  

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