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It sounds like the editors pick and choose which "real world facts" to accept. You certainly haven't cited the other information about Copper, such as its maleability.

The idea that Vulcan blood is green "because of copper" is fundamentally wrong because other copper compounds and other copper complexes are different colors. For example, Copper (II) Sulfate is blue.

The real reason is quite relevant and it invokes crystal field theory and molecular orbital theory, topics often covered in any Freshman-level university chemistry text.

All of which is sound information to be added to the article... if this were Wikipedia. Here, if it wasn't mentioned on Trek (like copper being the reason Vulcan/Romulan blood is green), then it doesn't belong here. As for the uncited information... that's a good point. I'll add a pna to the article to get others' attention on this, as I don't belive it was cited, either. --From Andoria with Love 19:40, 13 Dec 2005 (UTC)
Technically, Vulcan "haemoglobin" should be called "cuperoglobin". The "haemo-" part of the word refers to iron (as in haematite - iron ore).--Indefatigable 21:55, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

pnaEdit

The pna was added because the following info:

Copper has the following advantages to human industry:

  • malleable
  • ductile
  • good conductor of heat and electricity

has not been cited. Because we strive to only include canon information, I think we should get some citations on these points or remove them. --From Andoria with Love 19:42, 13 Dec 2005 (UTC)

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