Example – Spertiniite, Cu(OH)2

It was named for mine geologist Francesco Spertini (born 1937), Chief Geologist, Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Canada, who submitted the first sample.

Structure of copper(II) hydroxide, Cu(OH)2

Oswald H R, Reller A, Schmalle H W, Dubler E
Acta Crystallographica, Section C , 46 (1990) p.2279-2284




Layers of distorted CuO6 octahedra, connected via H-bonds.

3D rotatable model of Spertiniite

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