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Does metallic copper look like copper, and why?

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I'm doing a lab with copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate and iron. One of the lab questions is: "Does metallic copper look like copper? Why?"

What does it mean by metallic copper (what's the difference between copper and metallic copper). I'm guessing the answer is no, so why is that?
asked May 6, 2016 by JL (120 points)

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Copper is an element and is listed as a metal, having metallic properties occuring naturally. The question is worded improperly. That is my opinion. Copper sulfate is a white powder(anhydrous), as a crystal it looks blue, bright blue. In those forms it does not look like copper or metal. I am missing context here. In solution it would not look like copper either. So, I am lost.
answered May 6, 2016 by Weasel (51,230 points)