Copper

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Copper
Properties
Atomic symbol Cu
Atomic number 29
Classification Transition metal
Atomic mass 63.5 amu
Other Information
Date of discovery Copper has been known since ancient times
Name of discoverer Unknown
Name origin From the Latin cyprium, referring to the island of Cyprus, where it was obtained in ancient times.
Uses Copper is used in wires because it conducts electricity very well. It is also useful in jewelry and coins
Obtained from chalcopyrite, coveline, and chalcosine