When you burn an acetate what compounds are formed? Like if you burn copper(II) acteate(CuC4H6O4), because I was making copper acetate and when i was drying it i left it too long and it burned and i redissolved it in water and it was a dark green solution with a reddish orange precipitate in the bottom. How can i dry solutions so they don't burn, besides watching it closely? When i made the copper acetate the solution was saphire blue then when it was dried it was a dark green then in solution of water it is dark green, i have gotten blue crystals before so i think it is the way i am drying it(under a heat lamp). I have many more questions(Why can't i get my iron acetate solution to turn red?) that i have pondered but they can wait for now.