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Copper at Chemical Elements.com
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Basic Information

Name: Copper
Symbol: Cu
Atomic Number: 29
Atomic Mass: 63.546 amu
Melting Point: 1083.0 °C (1356.15 K, 1981.4 °F)
Boiling Point: 2567.0 °C (2840.15 K, 4652.6 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 29
Number of Neutrons: 35
Classification: Transition Metal
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 8.96 g/cm3
Color: red/orange

Atomic Structure

[Bohr Model of Copper]  
Number of Energy Levels: 4

    First Energy Level: 2
    Second Energy Level: 8
    Third Energy Level: 18
    Fourth Energy Level: 1


Isotope Half Life
Cu-613.4 hours
Cu-629.7 minutes
Cu-6412.7 hours
Cu-672.6 days


Date of Discovery: Known to the ancients
Discoverer: Unknown
Name Origin: From the Latin word cyprium, after the island of Cyprus
Uses: electrical conductor, jewelry, coins, plumbing
Obtained From: chalcopyrite, coveline, chalcosine

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