Quote Originally Posted by ann
Copper chloride also indicates it is copper "cupric II) chloride.
Is cupric sulphate also known as copper sulfate?
Very simply, YES.

The words "cupric" and "cuprous" denote the oxidation state of the copper, so anythong "cupric" is "copper(II)" as well. The nice blue crystals of copper sulfate are also known as cupric sulfate "CuSO4*5H2O", copper(II) sulfate pentahydrate, Kupfervitriol and several other names.

I think it must be meant to be confusing - and I've got a degree in chemistry!