This is a transition metal with a reddish colour and a metallic shine that is characterised by being one of the best conductors of electricity
Its Density is 8960 kg/m3
Copper is an eternal metal, it can be recycled over and over again practically without harmful effects to its properties.
We can use it to form alloys more freely than with most metals and with a wide variety of alloying elements.
Copper is the third most used metal in the world, after iron and aluminium
Did you know that…
- Archaeologists have found a portion of a copper pipe in the Pyramid of Cheops that is fit for use?
- Copper tools do not produce any sparks?
- The ships in which Columbus sailed to America had copper coatings to protect them from barnacles and other adherent life forms?