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Discovered : known to ancient civilisations
Origin : The name is derived from 'Cuprum', the Latin name for Cyprus.


Description :A reddish-gold metal that is easily worked and drawn into wire. It has great ability to conduct both heat and electricity. Traditionally it has been one of the coinage metals along with silver and gold, but it is the most common and therefore the least valued of this group. Historically, copper was the first metal to be worked by people, and the discovery that it could be hardened with a little tin to form the alloy bronze gave its name to the Bronze Age. The metal is an essential element for humans.
Atomic No:29 Mass No:63.5

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Refers to an optically active substance that rotates the plane of plane polarized light clockwise, also called dextro.

Dipole Moment

The product of the distance separating opposite charges of equal magnitude of the charge, a measure of the polarity of a bond or molecule, a measured dipole moment refers to the dipole moment of an entire molecule.

Isomorphous

Refers to crystals having the same atomic arrangement.

Condensed States

The solid and liquid states.

Deposition

The direct solidification of a vapor by cooling, the reverse of sublimation.

Copper

Discovered : known to ancient civilisations
Origin : The name is derived from 'Cuprum', the Latin name for Cyprus.

Standard Reaction

A reaction in which the numbers of moles of reactants shown in the balanced equation, all in their standard states, are completely converted to the numbers of moles of products shown in the balanced equation, also sall at their standard state.

Dipole-dipole Interactions

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Activity Series

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