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Problem: Blue vitriol is commonly used in industrial dyeing processes. What is the chemical formula for blue vitriol, whose systematic name is copper(II) sulfate? Express your answer as a chemical formula.Many chemical compounds have both common and systematic names. Common names are historical and tend not to identify the elements that make up the compound. However, the systematic name allows for correct identification of the cations and anions that together make up the ionic compound.

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Blue vitriol is commonly used in industrial dyeing processes. What is the chemical formula for blue vitriol, whose systematic name is copper(II) sulfate? 

Express your answer as a chemical formula.


Many chemical compounds have both common and systematic names. Common names are historical and tend not to identify the elements that make up the compound. However, the systematic name allows for correct identification of the cations and anions that together make up the ionic compound.

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