Copper

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Introduction

Copper comes from the Latin word cuprum, which means "from the island of Cyprus."

Its beads have been excavated in northern Iraq and which are more than ten thousand years old and presumably made from native copper, nuggets of which can sometimes be found. Copper was widely used in the ancient world as bronze, its alloy with tin, which was used to make cutlery, coins, and tools. In China it was used for bells.

Copper is not difficult to extract from it ores, but mineable deposits were relatively rare. Some, such as the copper mine at Falun, Sweden were the source of great wealth. One way to extract the metal was to roast the sulfide ore then leach out the copper sulfate that was formed, with water. This was then trickled over scrap iron on the surface of which the copper deposited, forming a flaky layer that was easily removed. Three physical properties are that if is a red/orange color, a hard solid, can be heated and formed to make anything. A chemical form is that it can be melted and heated. Another is that water-soluble as copper(II) and gradually oxidizes with atmospheric air to form a copper oxide. Mass Number:63 an 65 Natural Abundance: 69.15% and 30.85% Half-life both are stable. Uses: electrical conductor, jewelry, coins, plumbing. Obtained From: chalcopyrite, coveline, chalcosine.

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Copper is a very well know element. You use copper for many things like when you are buying things copper makes up the coins that you use to buy stuff with. Also copper is used to build many things. If we didn't have copper our lives would be different and changed.

We use copper for coins like the pennies that we use today. Also many coins for the olden times were made from copper. Another thing that we use copper for is building things like pipes and bullets. If we didn't us copper for pipes or bullets then the task that we are using then to do will not be done to the best of its ability. It will be don't very differently and not be done as well as we would want it to be done.

Copper is used in ways to help us do many tasks. It is used in coins, bullets and pipes. Copper helps use with our daily lives and our daily tasks. With out copper our lives would be changes and not be as good as it is now a days.