Boiling point: 2567.0 °C

Electron configuration:1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 4s2 3d9

Atomic radius: 128pm

Ionic radius:0.73 Å (+2)


Ions: common ions:Cu+  Cu+2  number of ions in Cu+2 60


Types of chemical bonding:

ABSTRACT The geometry and electronic structure of copper-based p-type delafossite transparent conducting oxides, CuMO(2) (M = In, Ga, Sc), are studied using the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) corrected for on-site Coulomb interactions

Who discovered: humans, over 10,000 years ago in what is now northern Iraq.

How: A pendant of copper was discovered in northern Iraq was believed to be mixed with gold but that was false.

When:Around 9000BC

Where: Northern Iraq

Modern techniques for isolating: From mining and using a chemical process to isolate the ore.

Uses: We use it in generators electrical good like TVs and radios, also in cars because it is very ductile and malleable, and is good conductor of heat and electricity.  

Compounds containing: Hydrides, Fluorides,Chlorides, Bromides, Iodines, Oxides, Sulfides, Selenides, Tellurides

Very abundant

Naturally found but to obtain it from the ore takes a chemically process.

Cost per mg: 5-10$

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