Copper (Cu)

By:Elias Long

Physical Properties

  1. Atomic Mass: 63.546

  1. Atomic Radius in picometers (pm): 145 pm

  1. Density: 8.920 g/cc

  1. Melting Point: 1084.62* C (1984.32* F)

  1. Boiling Point: 2927* C (5301* F)

    1. At room temperature (22°C), this element is a: [,/] Solid [Symbol] Liquid [Symbol] Gas [Symbol] Unknown

    1. Appearance: A reddish-gold metal

    1. Conductivity: high conductivity

    1. Malleability: high malleability

    1. Hardness: soft enough to be worked on by hand but also if alloyed with tin or zinc to make a harder substance

Chemical Properties

  1. Flammability: non-flammable

  1. Reactivity: very reactive because in the bronze age they combined copper and tin without modern day technology

Atomic Structure

Atomic Number- 29

Mass Number-64

Protons-29

Neutrons-35

Electrons-29

Location on the Periodic table

4th row 11th column

History and Discovery

  1. When?

When was your element discovered (or first produced if it is manmade)?

Prehistoric

  1. Where?

Where was your element discovered (or first produced if it is manmade)?

Cyprus

  1. Who?

Who first discovered (or first produced if it is manmade) your element?

No one is certain who discovered it

  1. Why/How?

Why/how was your element discovered (or produced if it is manmade)?

It was super available

Applications and Uses

In what ways is your element most commonly used? Where is your element most often found?

Wiring

Jewelry

Pipes

What specific isotopes of your element have unique or important uses or applications?

63copper 65copper

Does your element form specific compounds (or alloys) that have important uses?

copper and tin creating bronze


Fun Facts

Where does your element’s name and/or symbol come from? Any interesting stories there?

From the Latin word cuprum

If you encountered any other unique, interesting, or downright weird information, please share!

mined for more than 5,000 years

Sources Cited

  • Element Card: Gray, Theodore W. (2008). The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements.

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