About Copper

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Copper Properties

The Metal of Civilisation

Copper is essential for any kind of living. It delivers electricity and clean water into our homes and cities and makes an important contribution to sustainable development. More than that, it is essential for life itself.


In this section, you can explore copper properties and the special features of the red metal that make it indispensable in the modern world.


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Chemical Properties

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Copper is the only metal more noble in the normal voltage range than hydrogen. Learn more about the chemical properties of copper here.

Mechanical Properties

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Copper is a metal with a density of 8.94g/cm³ when solid, at room temperature. Learn more about its mechanical properties here.

Physical Properties

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Copper boasts high electrical and thermal conductivity amongst many other valuable properties. Learn more about these here.
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