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Copper, Cu

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The metal of love? Gold and silver tend be the two metals most frequently associated with jewellery, particularly in jewellery used as symbols of love.  So it comes as surprise to many that the humble copper shares a periodic table group with these two metallic heavyweights. Copper (symbol Cu) and its golden and silver sisters share Group 11 of the periodic table. The word copper itself is from the Latin word cuprum, meaning "from the island of Cyprus", already conjuring up romantic dreamy images, so why has copper not had the same share of the limelight until now? It's taken a long time to catch...

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