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Seminole Group - Copper

Copper shares similar electron structure to gold and silver

Copper is a chemical element with high thermal and electrical conductivity. It occupies the same family in the periodic table as gold and silver; therefore they share similar electron structure and characteristics.

Among pure metals at room temperature, copper has the second highest thermal and electrical conductivity after silver. It also has a characteristic very rare for metals and shared only with gold, it posses a pink luster.

Copper is used as a heat and electricity conductor, as a building material and as a constituent of various metal alloys.

Copper is an essential trace mineral in all living organisms, although in sufficient amounts it can be poisonous or even fatal

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