The Element Copper

The Element Copper - My atomic number is twenty-nine The abbreviation Cu is mine Call me cuprum if you know me well I have one electron in my outer

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Element Project: Copper Copper: Cu (cuprum) Atomic number 29 o 2, 8, 18, and then 1 electron in the outer shell Reddish orange metal Native copper found in mines o Ex. michigan I am in everybody’s wallet right now o Pennies are made of zinc but coated with copper In same family as silver and gold Malleable and ductile Metallic bonds Second best conductor of electricity (silver is best) Soluble in water Originally found on Cyprus, Greece I look familiar, wouldn’t you say? I’m a natural element and I’m here today To teach you a little bit about me- My life, my style, and my personality. Each of you see me everyday. As money I can be used to pay Because pennies are made out of me. I’m a reddish-orange metal, as you can see. In my natural state I can be found In copper mines far below the ground. But here in this class as we speak I’m going to teach you why I’m so unique.
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Unformatted text preview: My atomic number is twenty-nine. The abbreviation Cu is mine. Call me cuprum if you know me well. I have one electron in my outer shell. Silver and gold are like that too. Metallic bonding is what we do! Silver conducts electricity best, But I come in second, better than the rest. In addition to electricity, I conduct heat. I’m the hottest element you’ll ever meet. When I get old I turn a little green. It goes well with my eyes, but I’d rather be clean. Malleable means I can be smushed flat. I’ll bet you have a souvenir like that. Ductile means I can be stretched into wire, A quality of mine that some other metals admire. There’s so much more about me you could know, but right now my 29 protons and I have got to go! Next time you want to see me check the table: I’ll be in the middle with the “Cu 29” label....
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course BIOL 280 taught by Professor Meier during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

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The Element Copper - My atomic number is twenty-nine The abbreviation Cu is mine Call me cuprum if you know me well I have one electron in my outer

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