Periodic Table of the Elements: Copper

Name: Copper
Symbol: Cu
Atomic Number: 29
Atomic Mass: 63.54
Atomic Volume: 7.11 cc/mol
Discovered By: Prehistoric
Discovery Date: The discovery of copper is prehistoric. The Bronze Age predates the Iron Age.
Origin of Name: Copper - (Latin) Cuprum (from the island of Cyprus), the symbol Cu also comes from Cuprum
Toxicity: Toxicity analogous to the toxicity of nickel powder. Toxicity of pure copper salts is slight.
Summary: Copper is found as the native metal, as well as in a number of ores. Bronze (copper-tin) and brass (copper-zinc) are copper alloys. All American coins are made of copper alloys.


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