Copper is characterized as a fairly soft metal - (hardness 2.5-3.0. It is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity, and is very malleable and ductile. It has a characteristic red colour when fresh (copper-red), but tarnishes to a greenish colour (have a look at an old 1 or 2 cent coin).

Copper dissolves easily in acid. Because it is such a good conductor and it is so ductile, copper is mainly used in electrical goods. The chemical symbol for copper is Cu.

-see also:
"Copper" is in the NACE Code "27.44"
  Copper production

"Copper" is in the NAICS Code "212234"
  (Copper Ore and Nickel Ore MiningNickel ore mine site development for own account)

"Copper" is in the CPC Code "41411"
  Copper mattes; cement copper

"Copper" is in the HS Code "2603"
  Copper Ores And Concentrates

"Copper" is in the UNSPSC Code "11101604"
  Copper ore

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