Properties of copper


Copper is a metallic element with the atomic number 29 and the scientific designation of Cu.

Some useful properties of copper are:

Good conductor of electricity

Good conductor of heat

Being ductile, This means it can be shaped into pipes and wires

Antibacterial, It has a substance on it that kills pathogens within 8 hours

Copper is low in the reactivity series which means that it doesn't tend to corrode

Copper wires allow electric current to flow without much loss of energy. This is why copper wires are used in mains cables in houses

Copper can be easily recyclable

Uses of copper