Copper is a mineral by both the geological and nutritional definitions. A geological mineral is an inorganic substance with a chemical formula and an ordered atomic structure, while a nutritional mineral is a chemical el... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Copper is in group 11 on the periodic table, along with silver and gold. There is also one other element that theoretically belongs in this group, roentgenium, which has a half life of 26 seconds and has only ever been f... More » Science Earth Science Geology

Vitamins and minerals are necessary to support good health and the functioning of the various systems throughout the body. Vitamins can be fat or water soluble. Minerals are often taken in trace amounts. More » Science Human Anatomy
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