Copper

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Mechanical properties
Density Density::8.69 g/cm³
Ductility Ductility::0 μm/m
Fatigue limit Fatigue limit::-
Hardness Hardness::-
Impact toughness Impact toughness::-
Shear strength Shear strength::0 GPa
Tensile strength Tensile strength::0 GPa
Toughness Toughness::0 J/m³
Yield strength Yield strength::0 GPa
Young's modulus Young's modulus::110 GPa
Thermal properties
Flammability Flammability::A1
Melting point Melting point::1358 K
Thermal conductivity Thermal conductivity::401 W/(m·K)
Chemical properties
Corrosion resistance Corrosion resistance::-
Toxicity Toxicity::0 mg/kg
Manufacturing properties
Extruding pressure Extruding pressure::-
Extruding temperature Extruding temperature::-
Machining feeds Machining feeds::-
Machining speeds Machining speeds::-
Sensorial properties
Brightness Brightness::-
Color Color::Reddish
Durability of color Durability of color::-
Scattering Scattering::-
Smoothness Smoothness::-
Softness Softness::-
Texture Texture::-
Transparency Transparency::None
Warmth Warmth::-

Copper is a ductile metal with excellent electrical conductivity and is rather soft in its pure state and has a pinkish luster which is (beside gold) unusual for a metal which are normally silvery white. It finds extensive use as an electrical conductor, heat conductor, as a building material, and as a component of various alloys.

Costs

Curent price information can be found on the London Metal Exchange website. http://www.lme.co.uk/copper.asp. Copper is traded in dollars per tonne (1000kg).

Applications

  • Copper plumbing fittings and compression tubes.
  • Doorknobs and other fixtures in houses.
  • Roofing, guttering, and rainspouts on buildings.
  • In cookware, such as frying pans.
  • Most flatware (knives, forks, spoons) contains some copper (nickel silver).
  • Sterling silver, if it is to be used in dinnerware, must contain a few percent copper.
  • Copper water heating cylinders.
  • Copper Range Hoods.
  • Copper Bath Tubs.
  • Copper Counters.
  • Copper Sinks.



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