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Copper tubes in air conditioners quick questionsneed ur help ly

  1. Nov 17, 2008 #1
    Copper tubes in air conditioners...quick questions..need ur help urgently..

    hey there..
    I have an assignment where I have to choose a material and research about..
    anyway, I chose to talk about copper tubes in air conditioners..My question is..
    what is the function of this tube?
    What is the most distinctive characteristic/property that makes manufacturers choose copper to be used in the manufacturing of these tubes?
    Finally, I read that an amount of phosphorus(P) or silver(Ag) is added to the copper.. Why is phosphorus/silver added to the copper?
    I appreciate ur help coz by answering these questions I'll understand so many things, and ill be able to finish my assignment..
    Need ur help!! plz..!!
    Thanks in advance..
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
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  3. Nov 21, 2008 #2
    Re: Copper tubes in air conditioners...quick questions..need ur help urgently..

    hey again..
    no 1 has ne idea?
    I came 2 know that brass is used in the air conditioners..but what is the tube or fitting the aircondiotioner used 4? what's it's function?
    and is there a kind of test that tests the corrosive property of an alloy or element?
    I really neeeed ur help..pllllz..
    just 4 these 2 questions..4get about the one above!
    thanx again in advance..
     
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