Copper is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with high thermal and electrical conductivity.
Although commonly seen with a red/orange metallic lustre, a freshly exposed surface of pure copper has pink/orange colour.
Copper is one of the few metals that can occur in nature in a directly usable metallic form.
Copper is mostly used in the power and electronics industries, for example for manufacturing cables, wires, motors and other power transmission and telecommunication devices.
Copper can be combined with zinc, tin, aluminium, nickel, beryllium, etc. to form various important alloys.
Electronic and electrical applications.
Used in manufacture of solar cells and batteries.
Manufacture of rubbers, plastics, inks and paints.
Wide variety of medical and pharmaceutical applications.