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  • 1 Institute of Fundamental Chemistry Polytechnic University of Szczecin Al. Piastów 42 71-065 Szczecin Poland
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The course of the reaction between copper(I) sulphide and copper(II) sulphate in SO2 at 710–785 K was studied by the TG method under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions, as well as by the DTA method, X-ray analysis and scanning electron microscopy. It was established that the reaction is essentially dependent upon the initial composition of the substrate mixture, Cu2SO2 and Cu2SO2 being the chief intermediates in the reaction. Copper(I) oxide appears as the permanent final product of the reaction of interest. The reaction network, with the intermediate stages depending on the initial compositions in the temperature range studied, has been demonstrated.