The use of copper and copper alloys dates back to early human history. It is widely employed in many industries, and this is mainly because of its abilities. Copper (atomic number 29) has a face-centered cubic crystal structure. It is considered a transitional element. It is also a noble metal, which gives it inherent properties that are similar to metals like gold and silver. Copper has high conductivity, is malleable, and it resists corrosion. In fact, the conductivity of atomic element #29 is the main thing that distinguishes it from other metals. As a result of having high solubility, it is commonly mixed with other elements to add abilities or enhance pre-existing characteristics. Standard copper alloys include:
- Nickle copper
- Beryllium copper
- Zinc copper
- Aluminum copper
- Tin copper
Alloying copper modifies the standard characteristics of copper. For instance, copper has a density of 0.321 lb./in² and also has a melting point of 1083°C. Alloyed metals can have different melting points and can have different thicknesses depending on desired needs.
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