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Why is Copper most used for electrical wiring?


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Copper:

  1. Copper is a chemical element and is represented by the symbol Cu.
  2. It has an atomic number of 29.

Property:

  1. Copper is less oxidative than other metals, which prevents it from corrosion while still allowing it to carry electricity.
  2. Copper is less oxidizing and has a lower resistance.
  3. Metals having a low resistance will have a higher conductivity.
  4. Copper is metal and thus can be drawn into thin wires (ductile).

Hence, Copper is mostly used for electrical wiring.


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