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Copper Properties


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The Definition of Copper
What is the definition of Copper? It is a ductile, malleable, reddish-brown metallic element that is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is widely used for electrical wiring, water piping, and corrosion-resistant parts, either pure or in alloys such as brass and bronze.

The Physical and Chemical Properties are the characteristics of a substance, like Copper, which distinguishes it from any other substance.  Most common substances, like Copper, exist as States of Matter as solids, liquids, gases and plasma. Refer to our article on Copper Element for additional information and facts about this metallic substance.

Copper Properties - What are the Physical Properties of Copper?
What are the Physical Properties of Copper? The Physical properties of Copper are the characteristics that can be observed without changing the substance into another substance. Physical properties are usually those that can be observed using our senses such as color, luster, freezing point, boiling point, melting point, density, hardness and odor. The Physical Properties of Copper are as follows:

  • Color: Reddish-Brown metal

  • Malleability: Capable of being shaped or bent

  • Ductility: Easily pulled or stretched into a thin wire

  • Luster: Has a shine or glow

  • Conductivity: Excellent transmission of heat or electricity

Copper Properties - What are the Chemical Properties of Copper?
What are the Chemical Properties of Copper? They are the characteristics that determine how it will react with other substances or change from one substance to another. The better we know the nature of the substance the better we are able to understand it. Chemical properties are only observable during a chemical reaction. Reactions to substances may be brought about by changes brought about by burning, rusting, heating, exploding, tarnishing etc. The Chemical Properties of Copper are as follows:

  • Chemical Formula: Cu

  • Toxicity: Poisonous in large amounts

  • Reactivity with water: It does not react with water

  • Oxidation: Readily combines with water and carbon dioxide producing hydrated copper carbonate

  • Corrosion: Corrodes when exposed to air

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