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What is Copper?

What is Copper?

What is Copper? Copper is one of the basic known elements, noted as Cu on the periodic table and has an atomic number of 29. It is both ductile and malleable, meaning it can respectively conform to various shapes without fracturing, and can be beaten into thin sheets. It is a soft metal that, when fresh, displays a pinkish-brown color. It has a high electrical and thermal conductivity second only to the conductivity of silver. When oxidized it can display a common greenish blue color. That color comes from copper carbonate which is formed from exposure to oxygen as a protective against further erosion. When found in its native mineral form i...

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