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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.
- Spring '11