Copper



Symbol: Cu (Cuprum)

At. No.: 29

At mass: 635

Electronic Configuration : [Ar] 4s1 3d10

 

Occurrence

Copper occurs in both native state and combined state. The chief ores of copper are :

·  Copper pyrite or chalcopyrite             CuFeS2

·  Copper glanece                                   Cu2S

·  Cuprite or ruby copper                        Cu2U

·  Malachite                                            CuCo3 Cu (OH)2

 

·  Azurite                                                2CuCo3 Cu(OH)2

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