the element copper. Copper is one of the first metals ever to be handled by human hands and till this day is still one of the most important metals in the industry. Copper gets its name from the Latin word “Cuprum” this words meaning is from the island of Cyprus. Cyprus is an island where the Romans mined for copper in the ancient times. Copper is an transition metal with the atomic number twenty nine. Copper has an atomic weight of sixty three point five hundred and forty six. Copper has a density of eight point ninety six grams per centimeters cubed. Copper’s phase at room temperature is at a solid state the melting point for this element is one thousand eighty five degrees celsius this elements melting point at fahrenheit is one thousand nine hundred eighty four degrees. Coppers boiling point is two thousand five hundred sixty two degrees celsius this is four thousand six hundred forty four degrees in fahrenheit.
We did this experiment to investigate about turning copper into gold. We did this experiment to find out that whether adding heat and chemical can change a substance’s colour. To find that out, we placed the pennies into the hot zinc powder and sodium hydroxide solution and added heat flames to the penny. After this experiment, we found out that adding certain chemicals and heat can change the colour of a penny from copper to silver to gold.
Copper is used in various industries including: Building Industry – 47%, Transportation – 10%, Consumer Products – 11%, Electronic Products – 23% and Industrial Machines – 9%. Copper is an extremely good conductor, which is why it is produced and used in forms of copper wire, cabling, generators, motors and various other appliances. Copper’s resistance to corrosion means it can be used in areas containing moisture such as water piping and tanks, plumbing, and also in hot water systems which is effective due to its suitable heat conduction. It is easy to form shapes such as pipes with copper due to its malleability. Copper also has the ability to lose heat very quickly, which makes it an effective element to be used in air conditioning and heat exchangers.
Society struggled defending against diseases because they have been the causing the spread microbes without being aware of it . As time proceeds, communities develop ways to hinder the continuation of epidemics. Throughout multiple sources, such as the periodic table of elements, articles based on the industrial revolution, and research for a chemical information sheet from a website, it is clear that humans contribute to the spread of disease through contaminated water, a breeding ground of pathogens, and the negative impact of the element copper. Society confronts the disease through the practice of sanitation that diminishes death rates during surgeries and discovering the positive impact of the element copper.
Copper is an inexpensive metal that occurs in abundance in communities where copper mining has occurred, such as Queenstown, Tasmania. Copper resists corrosion and an effective conductor of heat and electricity.
The main goal of this experiment was to observe series of reactions that convert a piece of copper metal, via several different copper-containing compounds, back into its original elemental form. The data collected was the striking color changes along with their relevant chemical equations. The data was collected while keeping a close eye on the experiment the whole time. The data recorded was used to see the different changes involved with a piece of copper metal. The copper was weighed and heated multiple times throughout the experiment
Copper (Chemical symbol Cu, Atomic number 29), is one of the best electrical conductors in all metals, has influenced the use of telecommunications throughout the world. We rely on copper for a lot of things - power, heating, lighting, transport, communication, and even coinage. The wide application of copper in our daily lives has made our homes, schools and businesses pleasant, decorative and efficient but also has created negative impacts in our environment.
The experiment was performed to show the many chemical reactions and states of copper, a very common yet important element that can is found in many useful compounds throughout the world. Copper was combined with many different compounds and elements to cause chemical changes in the state of copper. These reactions were conducted to display the several different states of copper throughout the cycle, ultimately restoring the copper after the metal seemingly disappeared.
We use about 5.8 billion pounds of copper each year. We use copper for our money here in the United States. The copper is used in our pennies. Just in pennies we make about 13 billion pennies a year. All of that is copper. A penny weighs about 0.088 ounces. Another thing that we use copper for is electricity. Copper is a great conductor of electricity. Copper is able to take heat very well when running electricity because the conduct electrons. Copper is malleable and ductile. Since it is very ductile it allows us make wiring out of it. It is very well good at conducting heat so you will see it a lot in motor vehicle radiators and home heater systems. It is also used in air-conditioning. Copper is not really corrosive so that is why people will see it in pipes, water pipes. The only problem with the pipes made out of copper is that copper will bend and break really easy. Some copper is used in gun designs. They were also used for making swords and shields. Very few were made out of helmets but it was still used for that way back when. Also copper was well known for killing bacteria. So in the past they used it to treat wounds for patients because it could kill the bacteria. It was also used on the sides of ships to protect it from algae and other bacteria that may have harmed the boat. Copper has been used for a long time. It dates back to about ten thousand years
Everyone has come across something tarnished and has discovered it isn't so easy to remove. In this experiment there will be 3 different clean agents to test which one has the best result in removing the tarnish. Before experimenting, it is believed that the lemon juice and salt worked the best at removing the tarnish from the pennies.
For our science assessment we had the task to research about a metal of our choice. Since I am really into computers, I chose copper. A metal used in all kinds of wires, cpu’s and other stuff without a computer wouldn’t work. This fits really well into what we have to do for the second part, describe how this metal has helped human society.
Copper helps reduce the symptoms of arthritis. Its anti-inflammatory properties help sooth the pain of arthritis. Copper is also vital for normal health and growth. It helps protect the skeletal system and also the cardiovascular and nervous systems.
The objective of this experiment was to manipulate the state of copper by taking copper through four different forms and to observe and understand the method behind each reaction. The transformations include starting from 0.1588g of Copper(II) Chloride dihydrate to produce Copper(II) hydroxide. Copper(II) Chloride dihydrate was dissolved in water forming a light blue colour and Sodium hydroxide was added in order to form Copper(II) hydroxide a dark blue precipitate. In this reaction Sodium Chloride is soluble and Copper hydroxide is insoluble in water, therefore, forms precipitate. When the dark blue Copper(II) hydroxide was then, heated it decomposed to form Copper(II) Oxide, a black solid. Copper(II) oxide, an insoluble metal oxide, and sulfuric acid reacted to produced Copper(II) sulfate, a soluble salt and blue in colour. Copper(II) sulfate was
Early uses of the element include jewelry, weapons, and tools. The element was first used around 9000 b.c.e. and was found in northern Iraq. Copper was first used by Native Americans around 2500 b.c.e. One of the first skills that the ancient coppersmith must have learned how to do was shape the metal, possibly by heating. This element was first used to its full potential when Coppersmiths began to use tin with copper to make an alloy called bronze. An alloy is a mixture of two or more metals with properties differs from those of the individual metal. The alloy was first discovered as early as 4000 b.c.e. Bronze was used similar to copper due to the many variety of tools, weapons, and jewelry that are created from the alloy. It differs from copper in the way that with tin added, the alloy is a better conductor and easier to shape than the metal alone. Copper was used as the primary metal of the world to around 3000 b.c.e when society discovered iron. Many copper compounds are used in today’s agricultural, medical, and pest-control jobs. Copper Acetate (Cu20 (C2H3O2) 2) is a
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