Copper and Its Alloys

Copper is one of the most widely used non-ferrous metals in industry. It is not found in pure state from under the earth. It occurs in some minerals such as copper glance (Cu2S), copper pyrites (CuFeS2)’ malachite (CuCO3.CuO2H2) and azurite (3CuCO3.CuO2). Properties and Uses It is a soft, malleable and ductile metal with a reddish-brown appearance. Its specific gravity is 8.9 and melting point is 1083°C. It is a good conductor of electricity. It is largely used in making electric cables and wires, for electric machinery and appliances. It is…

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