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.
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
Naturally found but to obtain it from the ore takes a chemically process.
Cost per mg: 5-10$