COPPER

(Chemical symbol Cu) – Element No. 29 of the periodic system, atomic weight 63.57. A characteristically reddish metal of bright luster, highly malleable and ductile and having high electrical and heat conductivity; melting point 1981° F., boiling point 4237° F., specific gravity 8.94. Universally and extensively used in the arts in brasses, bronzes. Universally used in the pure state as sheet, tube, rod and wire and also as alloyed by other elements (see Brass and Bronze), as an alloy with other metals.