Atomic Mass: 63.546
Atomic Radius in picometers (pm): 145 pm
Density: 8.920 g/cc
Melting Point: 1084.62* C (1984.32* F)
Boiling Point: 2927* C (5301* F)
At room temperature (22°C), this element is a: [,/] Solid [Symbol] Liquid [Symbol] Gas [Symbol] Unknown
Appearance: A reddish-gold metal
Conductivity: high conductivity
Malleability: high malleability
Hardness: soft enough to be worked on by hand but also if alloyed with tin or zinc to make a harder substance
Reactivity: very reactive because in the bronze age they combined copper and tin without modern day technology
Location on the Periodic table
History and Discovery
When was your element discovered (or first produced if it is manmade)?
Where was your element discovered (or first produced if it is manmade)?
Who first discovered (or first produced if it is manmade) your element?
No one is certain who discovered it
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?
What specific isotopes of your element have unique or important uses or applications?
Does your element form specific compounds (or alloys) that have important uses?
copper and tin creating bronze
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
Element Card: Gray, Theodore W. (2008). The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements.
Elements Book: Gray, Theodore W. (2009). The Elements: A visual exploration of every known atom in the universe. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc./