Did you know copper gets its name from the Latin word Cuprum.

     Copper is a Chemical element which is mined. The United States is the largest producer of this element, the most major mines are found in Arizona, Michigan, New Mexico, and Montana.  This element has been minded for more than 5000 years. It is used in the electrical industry, found in many minerals. Also it is obtained by smelting, leaching, and electrolysis of the copper sulfides, oxides, and carbonates.

        Copper is used in building construction, power generation, and transmission electronic product manufacturing and the production of industrial machinery and transportation vehicles.

Physical Facts

Melting point: 1,984 ferinheight

Boiling point: 4,644 ferinheight

Density: 3.1x10^6 A/M ^2

Abundance in earths crust: 0.0068%

Element information

Symbol: Cu

Atomic Number: 29

Atomic Mass:63.546

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