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Copper (CU)

This semi-precious metal with its typical reddish colour is excellently suited for many areas of electroplating and electrical engineering due to its ductility and high conductivity. Due to its high resistance (hence its use in the production of coins, e.g. the penny or cent), copper is often used in the field of thermal engineering. For example, boilers, heating pipes etc. are made of copper, as are tubes.

Important copper alloys include bronze and brass. And "copper plating" (making copper coatings) is a common process. Typical for copper is the formation of a green patina under the influence of SO2, CO2 and chlorides, which protects the underlying Cu20 layer from further corrosion.

Properties:

Atomic mass

63,57

Density

8920 kg/m³

Melting point

1083 °C

Boiling point

2595 °C

Normal potential

+ 0.342 V (Cu Cu2+ + 2e‾ )

Source: "Magazine for Surface Technology"

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