What a fantastic day it is today. Yesterday I got out and shot some amazing cloud pictures the skies here in the Canadian prairies. I would say 3 out of 5 days have fantastic skies.
I love helping people understanding the world around them, and lately my passion for helping has pulled me towards the frustration with media and the manipulation from the Government and the Financial Industry.
How they say one thing and do something completely different!
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Today I wanted to talk about a subject that you can also be tied in with my positive frustrations I talked about above. I want to talk about Copper a very important commodity from the dawn of men. We have forgotten how important this metal has been to human kind throughout the ages and the evolvement from monkeys to today’s intelligent human. It has been a great tool and helped us go a long way.
So why should you be grateful for Copper?
- It has a true value.
- It is a metal.
- It can be sharp.
- It can be a tool.
- It can be a beautiful sculpture.
- It can give you light.
- It can warm you when it is cold outside.
- It conducts electricity good.
- It was used in money until it got to expensive.
- It is a vital part of our daily life even though we can’t see it.
- It is a lot of it.
- It has a beautiful color.
- It is hard.
- It is used a lot today.
- It helps people stay alive in hospitals.
- Some places it keeps a roof over your head.
- It gives us beautiful music.
- It is so important that if all above ground copper were gone today we would be back to the stone age 🙂
So copper is a vital part in our life. And it might even become a part of money if our economy crashes. So it is very important that we are grateful for copper.
I have worked with copper for over 10 years being in the cabling industry. The copper is the least resistance and the and are the best since gold and silver are too expensive. Copper in today’s market is getting more expensive as we hear about more printing of money by the central banks. A fun fact here from Canada and where I live which is the home for the Royal Canadian Mint. What recently happened was that Canada got rid of it last copper filled coin the penny. The fact is that at the same time they stopped making the penny it the Norwegian 50Øre also stopped production.
You might not have known, but the Mint forges coins for a lot of countries. And Norway was one of them and since copper has become more expensive because of Banks printing money they had to get rid of the coin. In the old days copper, silver and gold have been money.
So keep your Copper if you have some. It will only get worth more.
I want to share a little info from Wikipedia about Copper:
|red-orange metallic luster
Native copper (~4 cm in size)
|Name, symbol, number||copper, Cu, 29|
|Element category||transition metal|
|Group, period, block||11, 4, d|
|Standard atomic weight||63.546(3)|
|Electron configuration||[Ar] 3d10 4s1
2, 8, 18, 1
|Density (near r.t.)||8.96 g·cm−3|
|Liquid density at m.p.||8.02 g·cm−3|
|Melting point||1357.77 K, 1084.62 °C, 1984.32 °F|
|Boiling point||2835 K, 2562 °C, 4643 °F|
|Heat of fusion||13.26 kJ·mol−1|
|Heat of vaporization||300.4 kJ·mol−1|
|Molar heat capacity||24.440 J·mol−1·K−1|
|Oxidation states||+1, +2, +3, +4
(mildly basic oxide)
|Electronegativity||1.90 (Pauling scale)|
|1st: 745.5 kJ·mol−1|
|2nd: 1957.9 kJ·mol−1|
|3rd: 3555 kJ·mol−1|
|Atomic radius||128 pm|
|Covalent radius||132±4 pm|
|Van der Waals radius||140 pm|
|Crystal structure||face-centered cubic|
|Electrical resistivity||(20 °C) 16.78 nΩ·m|
|Thermal conductivity||401 W·m−1·K−1|
|Thermal expansion||(25 °C) 16.5 µm·m−1·K−1|
|Speed of sound (thin rod)||(r.t.) (annealed)
|Young’s modulus||110–128 GPa|
|Shear modulus||48 GPa|
|Bulk modulus||140 GPa|
|Vickers hardness||369 MPa|
|Brinell hardness||874 MPa|
|CAS registry number||7440-50-8|
|Most stable isotopes|
|Main article: Isotopes of copper|
Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu (from Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is a ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Pure copper is soft and malleable; a freshly exposed surface has a reddish-orange color. It is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, a building material, and a constituent of various metal alloys.
The metal and its alloys have been used for thousands of years. In the Roman era, copper was principally mined on Cyprus, hence the origin of the name of the metal as сyprium (metal of Cyprus), later shortened to сuprum. Its compounds are commonly encountered as copper(II) salts, which often impart blue or green colors to minerals such as turquoise and have been widely used historically as pigments. Architectural structures built with copper corrode to give green verdigris (or patina). Decorative art prominently features copper, both by itself and as part of pigments.
Copper(II) ions are water-soluble, where they function at low concentration as bacteriostatic substances, fungicides, and wood preservatives. In sufficient amounts, they are poisonous to higher organisms; at lower concentrations it is an essential trace nutrient to all higher plant and animal life. The main areas where copper is found in animals are liver, muscle and bone.
My advise! Lets give copper the proper acknowledgement! It is a very important par of our modern society!
“Iron which is brought near a spiral of copper wire, traversed by an electrical current, becomes magnetic, and then attracts other pieces of iron, or a suitably placed steel magnet.” -Hermann von Helmholtz
John Thore Stub Sneisen(c)