COPPER

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Element name- copper
  • Symbol- Cu
  • Atomic number- 29
  • Atomic weight- 63.546
  • Group- 11
  • Period- 4
  • Color- Orange yellow, burnt orangish
  • Classification- Metallic

HISTORY

Place and date of discovery is not known; known since ancient times.

USES

Wires, pennies, coinage wire.

DESCRIPTION

Bright metallic luster, malleable, ductile, and a good conductor of head and electricity.

BIOLOGY

Essential for all life, but only in small amounts.

GEOLOGY

Sometimes found as a free element and is present in many minerals

PROPERTIES

The melting point is 1,984

INTERESTING FACTS

Copper metal is stable in air under normal conditions. At read heat, copper metal and oxygen react to form Cu2O.