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Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu(Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is a ductile metal with excellent electrical conductivity and is rather supple in its pure state and has a pinkish luster which is (beside gold) unusual for metals which are normally silvery white.

Are unique properties of this metal, the durability, resistance to corrosion, flexibility and easy handling

It finds use as a heat conductor, an electrical conductor, as a building material, kitchenware utensils, decorative metal art and as a constituent of various metal alloys.  Besides, copper has importante antibacterial properties that avoid the transmission of diseases through the food and the water.

Copper is an essential trace nutrient to all high plants and animals. In animals, including humans, it is found primarily in the bloodstream, as a co-factor in various enzymes, and in copper-based pigments.

Copper has played a significant part in the history of mankind, which has used the easily accessible uncompounded metal for thousands of years. Several early civilizations have early evidence of using copper. During the Roman Empire, copper was principally mined on Cyprus, hence the origin of the name of the metal as Cyprium, "metal of Cyprus", later shortened to Cuprum.

 
 
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