Copper is classified as a metal on the periodic table and is therefore not classified according to "family" in the manner that plants and animals are. Copper is red-colored. It is malleable, ductile, and a good conductor of heat and electricity.
Copper can be found on the periodic table under its atomic number of 29 and its atomic weight of 63.546.
It is a solid at room temperature. It is used to make wire and coins because it resists corrosion.
Pure copper is very soft, and it can not be used for many things. Bronze and brass are alloys of copper. Bronze has been used to make tools, weaponry and ornamental items. Brass has been used to make musical instruments, screws and kettles.