Copper (Cu) Oxidation Number

The common oxidation states of copper is +1 and +2. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity and thus forms variety of compounds. Copper loses electrons when exposed to water and air and hence changes to green color. The copper plated statue of liberty appears green in color because of this oxidation reaction instead of being appeared in orange red. It is also known as Man's eternal metal as it is more versatile and durable.

The common oxidation states of copper is +1 and +2. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity and thus forms variety of compounds. Copper loses electrons when exposed to water and air and hence changes to green color. The copper plated statue of liberty appears green in color because of this oxidation reaction instead of being appeared in orange red. It is also known as Man's eternal metal as it is more versatile and durable.


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