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Full plate cathodes

CathodePure metal (nickel or copper) obtained as a result of electrolytic refining of anodes.Go to the glossary dimensions:
approx. 935х840х10 mm

Cathode weight:
80 — 85 kg

bundles tied with a steel strap

Bundle weight:
2.5 МТ

Element Russian State Standard 859-2014 LME Standard BS EN 1978:1998 Annual average 1H/2019
Cu min
Bi 0.00020 0.00020 <0.000008
Se 0.00020 0.00020 <0.00008
Te 0.00020 0.00020 <0.00005
Cr <0.000020
Mn <0.000010
Sb 0.0004 0.0004 <0.00007
Cd <0.000030
As 0.0005 0.0005 <0.000030
P <0.00020
Pb 0.0005 0.0005 0.000005
S 0.0015 0.0015 0.0008
Sn <0.000020
Ni 0.00024
Fe 0.0010 0.0010 0.00015
Si 0.00010
Zn 0.00005
Co <0.000050
Ag 0.0025 0.0025 0.00082
О 0.0038
(As+Cd+Cr+Mn+P+Sb) 0.0015 0.0015 0.00036
(Bi+Se+Te) 0.0003 0.0003 0.00014
(Co+Fe+Ni+Si+Sn+Zn) 0.0020 0.0020 0.00061
Physical and chemical characteristics
Latin name Cuprum (Cu)
Group in Mendeleev’s periodic table I
Atomic number 29
Atomic weight 63.546
Description A red metal (pink when fractured), soft and malleable; a good heat and electricity conductor (next only to silver).
Density 8.92 g/cm3
Melting point t 1083.4 °С
Chemical activity Chemically relatively inactive.

Copper was discovered in prehistoric times, and was one of the first metals that man began to use for practical purposes instead of stone.

The Latin name “Cuprum” came from the name for the island of Cyprus, where, as early as the third century BC, copper was already mined and smelted. There are mines that have been found on Russian territory that are believed to be several thousand years old. In the 18th century, dozens of copper smelting works were founded in the Urals and in the Altai region. Metallurgy in the Far North began to develop in the late 19th century.

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