Copper

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Chemical Elements
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Copper

Copper is abbreviated as Cu.Its atomic mass is 63.546.It's atomic number is 29.

Copper

Copper is one of oldest metals known to man dating back over 10,000 years.A Copper pendant found in Northern Iraq dates back to 8,700 B.C.

Copper comes from the Latin word cuprum, meaning “from the island of Cyprus.”

Copper's melting point is 1083 degrees celcius and it's boiling point is 2567 degress celcius. Copper's density is 8.96 g/cm3. Copper has a reddish-orange hue.

U.S. pennies made before 1982 were made using 95% pure copper. Now, they are made mostly out of zinc.

Copper is a transitional metal.Copper has 29 protons, 29 electrons, and 35 neutrons.It is malleable and ductile.

Copper can be used as an electrical conductor and is used in jewelry, coins, and plumbing.

The Properties of Copper

Fun facts about Copper

The History of Copper

U.S. pennies made before 1982 were made using 95% pure copper. Now, they are made mostly out of zinc.

When copper loses electrons when exposed to water and air, it begins to turn green.

Along with gold, copper is the only metal on the periodic table that is not naturally silver or gray.


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