Origin and Nomenclature of Copper


Origin and Nomenclature of Copper


Names have to be given for various reasons including identifying something new. This is true in science and technology too. Some interesting facts are hidden behind these names.
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Copper 

Origin and Nomenclature of Copper
Origin and Nomenclature of Copper

Chemical scientists call this substance "copper". People have been familiar with copper for almost 5000 years ago before the birth of Jesus Christ. According to many people, the identity of this metal is about 8000 years before Christ. People learned the technique of bronze by mixing tin with copper two and a half thousand years ago. The name of that era in history was the Bronze Age. By learning how to make bronze, people stopped using stone-made machinery.


Origin and Nomenclature of Copper
Machinery made of copper
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The name Copper comes from the Latin name Cuprum."Cuprum" originated from "Cyprus". Because in ancient times the copper mines of the island of Cyprus were famous, which were the main contributors to copper in the Roman Empire.


Origin and Nomenclature of Copper
Origin and Nomenclature of Copper


The purity copper is bright shiny. But leaving the copper in the open air for several days gradually produces a light green layer. That green layer is called Patina. This is actually due to Chemical reactions of copper among with oxygen in the air. For the same reason, if the iron is kept in the air for too long, it will rust. Copper oxidation reaction produces copper salt called copper carbonate. The color of this salt is also green. Due to this patina level, the bottom copper is not wasted. Because of this quality of copper, in many countries, the roof of the house is covered with copper. As a result, the roofs of these buildings are green in color.


Origin and Nomenclature of Copper
Origin and Nomenclature of Copper. Coin.


Many used to have a copper ring in their hands.. Green spots can also be seen in them. In fact, the sweat that comes out of our body is acidic. Although copper is exposed to this acid, it has a greenish color. Again, because of the copper, the blood of some lower-class animals becomes green. Such as snails, shrimps, scorpions. Because they have hemocyanin instead of hemoglobin in their blood.

Some more information about copper


Origin and Nomenclature of Copper
Origin and Nomenclature of Copper. Periodic table


Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu in Periodic table. Its atomic number is 29. Its soft and can withstand high heat. Copper is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, as a constituent of various metal alloys, and as a residence material, such as sterling silver used in jewelry. Cupronickel used to make marine hardware and coins too.
Copper does not react with water, but it slowly builds up a layer of brown-black copper oxide with atmospheric oxygen.

Copper in our body

In the human body, copper is found mainly in the muscle, liver, and bone. The human adult body contains 1.4 and 2.1mg of copper per kilogram of body weight, impressive. is not it?. Healthy human weighing 60 KG has approximately a tenth of one gram of copper. However, this smallest amount is indispensable to the overall human well-being.

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