Copper: uses

The following uses for copper are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments. I'd be delighted to receive corrections as well as additional referenced uses (please use the feedback mechanism to add uses).

  • wire
  • coinage metal
  • copper compounds such as Fehling's solution are widely used in analytical chemistry in tests for sugar
  • the electrical industry is one of the largest users of copper
  • copper sulphate is used as an agricultural poison, and water purifier

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