Copper is everywhere: TVs, radios, electrical wiring, plumbing, washers, dryers etc. It is often alloyed with zinc or tin to make brass or bronze, giving it a golden-like colour.
Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu and its atomic number 29. It is a malleable, soft, ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity.
A newly exposed surface of pure copper has a reddish-orange colour. Copper is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, as a constituent of various metal alloys and as a building material such as sterling silver used in jewelry.