Copper Element

 Element: Copper
Symbol: CU
Atomic Number: 29
# of Protons: 29
# of Electrons: 29
Atomic Mass: 63.546

Copper was one of the earliest elements that were known to man. It has been around for more than 10,000 years. Copper is an excellent conductor of heat and electricty Copper's normal color is red which is made easier to identify. The symbol of copper, CU, comes from the Latin word Cuprum. Like aluminum, is 100% recyclable.

Some of the uses for copper are:
  • used for electrical wiring, pipe water supplies,
  • vacuum tubes use copper
  • some structures such as the statue of liberty, are made with copper
  • many musical instruments are made out of copper. 
  • cookware
Photo on 2011-06-10 at 09.02 #2
Photo on 2011-06-10 at 09.02 #2