The metal copper is made up of Cu (metal atoms) and is a very common metal that is used by humans in different ways. In its natural form copper is pinkish or peachy colored. Like other metals for instance iron copper also undergoes the process of oxidation. Oxidation is basically a process in which chemical changes take place when a substance is exposed to the elements present in air. In […]

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We are all familiar with how oxidation works. Iron produces a reddish brown flaky layer, aluminum produces white flakes, and apple turns brown when exposed to the air and moisture for some time. Just like these examples, copper also undergoes oxidation. But unlike iron, which turns to rust when exposed to air and moisture during oxidation, copper turns to green when exposed to oxygen. Water, in this case, is not […]

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