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Copper Properties
Atomic Structure
How Copper is Made
Copper in Your Life
Uses and Applications of Copper
Interesting Facts
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Definitions

Definitions are from enviromentalchemistry.com, dictionary.com, Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, and copper.org

Heat of Fusion - heat required to convert a solid into a liquid with no temperature change

Heat of Vaporization - heat required to convert a substance from the liquid to the gaseous state with no temperature change

Heat of Sublimation - heat absorbed by a unit mass of material when it changes from a solid to a gaseous state

Diamagnetic - having magnetic permeability less than that of a vacuum

Electrolyte - chemical compound that ionizes when dissolved or molten to produce an electrically conductive medium

Collagen - fibrous protein in bone, cartilage, tendons, and other connective tissue

Biostatic - bacteria will not grow on surface