By Lizzie http://www.webelements.com/ http://www.webelements.com/
Physical PropertiesPhysical Properties Copper can be Silver or Gold. Copper is solid. Its odor is diamagnetic. It has crystal structure. It is number 29 on the periodic table.
Crystalline StructureCrystalline Structure Face centered cubic
General InformationGeneral Information Symbol=Cu Atomic number=29 Atomic weight=63.546 Number of protons=29 Electrons=29 Neutrons=35
Atomic Properties…Atomic Properties… Block=d Period=4 Group=11 Electron configuration= [Ar] 3d 10 4s 1
Uses of Copper…Uses of Copper… The Statue of Liberty, for example, contains 179,220 pounds of copper. Copper is used for guttering, roofing, and rainspouts on buildings. You can also use copper for cookware such as frying pans. Copper is used as a Positron emission.
Uses Continued…Uses Continued… Copper is also commonly used in musical instruments, especially brass instruments and timpani. Copper is frequently used in electroplating with Zinc and other metals. Copper has also been used as water-proof roofing materials. Copper is also used for bathtubs, counter tops, sinks, and also for some slug tape.
ABUNDANCE…ABUNDANCE… Copper can be found in mineral form, in Michigan’s Keewenaw Peninsula. Copper is mainly found in coins such as pennies!
Chemical properties…Chemical properties… The oxidation number for copper is +1, +2, +3, +4.
Interesting facts…Interesting facts… Copper is the only metal, other than gold that has natural color. Copper does not rust, corrode, or damage easily. The first use of copper that was dated, was 10,000 years ago. http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=GFIvXVMbII0 http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=GFIvXVMbII0