Chemical elements
  Copper
    Isotopes
    Energy
    Production
    Application
    Physical Properties
    Chemical Properties
    Cuprous Compounds
    Complex Copper Compounds
    Cupric Compounds
    PDB 1a2v-1bxu
    PDB 1bxv-1fwx
    PDB 1g3d-1j9t
    PDB 1jcv-1mfm
    PDB 1mg2-1paz
    PDB 1pcs-1sii
    PDB 1sjm-1w6w
    PDB 1w77-2afn
    PDB 2ahk-2dv6
    PDB 2dws-2ggp
    PDB 2ghz-2mta
    PDB 2nrd-2vm3
    PDB 2vm4-2yah
    PDB 2yam-3bkt
    PDB 3bqv-3fyi
    PDB 3g5w-3mie
    PDB 3mif-3t6v
    PDB 3t6w-9pcy

Copper Applications





Applications

Copper plays exceptional role in industry due to its very valuable properties such as high plasticity and thermal and electrical conductivity. For this reason more than 50% of obtained copper is used in wiring and other electrical products. However, high purity is crucial for maintaining the electrical conductivity, no less than 99.9% of Copper. High thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance make copper useful for producing coolers, heat exchange installations, vacuum tubes, etc. Approximately 30 - 40 % of copper used in alloys, such as brass - and alloy of copper with 0 - 50 % Zinc and bronze, which is any of a broad range of copper alloys, usually with Tin as the main additive, but sometimes with other elements: Beryllium bronzes, Aluminium bronzes, Lead bronzes and so on.

Copper is used also in production of mineral dyes, micro-fertilizers, oxidizing catalysts, as well as in leather industry, fur and silk production.

In medicine Copper is used in antiseptic and astringent eyes remedy, in medications for Phosphorus burns treatment.


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