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The Element Of Copper...

Date of Birth
  • Archaeologists suggests that copper was found over 11,000 years ago.
  • The Roman Empire was the first to start using cooper.
  • They obtained the copper from the ores of cuprite, tenorite, and malachite.
Physical Description
  • Matallic gold as color, but soft and bendable.
  • Atomic Number: 29
    • Atomic Weight: 63.546
    • Melting Point:1084.62°C or 1984.32°F
    • Density: 8.933 grams per cubic centimeter
    • Room Temperature: Solid
    • Element Classification: Metal
    • Period Number: 4
    • Group Number: 11
Related Family Members
  • Zinc
  • Silver
  • Nickel
  • Cadmium
  • Palladium
Last Seen (common uses)
  • American pennies
  • jewelry
  • water pipes
  • electrical wires
  • Has no other name. Always goes by copper.
Likely whereabouts
  • In the American penny the element copper is teamed up with another element on the periodic table called Zinc.
How much is copper worth ?
  • The current price of copper is $3.50 a pound
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The Element of Gallium...

Date of Birth
  • Proposed to exist by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1871.
  • Gallium was discovered by the French chemist Paul-Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1875.
Physical Description
  • Gallium melts near room temperature and has one of the largest liquid ranges of any metals.
  • Has a low vapor pressure, even at high temperatures.
  • This element has a tendency to super-cool below its freezing point.
  • Pure gallium metal has a silvery appearance.
Related Family Members
  • Zinc
  • Indium
  • Tin
  • Cadmium
  • Germanium
Last Seen (common uses)
  • Gallium is used as a doping material for semiconductors and has been used to produce solid-state items like transistors and light emitting diodes.
  • Can produce laser light directly from electricity.
  • Gallus
  • Eka-aluminum
Likely Whereabouts
  • Gallium Trichloride have been gathered to build the Gallium Neutrino Observatory, an observatory located in Italy built to study particles called neutrinos which are produced inside the sun during the process of nuclear fusion.
How Much Is Gallium Worth ?
  • For twenty grams of Gallium it cost 34 dollars.