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What if copper turned green faster by water

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    Copper needs air to turn green water is a slower option unless it’s saltwater!

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    I agree to this. In real life, the oxidation of copper is a simple chemical reaction, of 2Cu + O2 -> 2CuO, or 4Cu + O2 -> 2CuO2. Water, or H2O, is a catalyst for this, meaning that water speeds up the reaction without being consumed in the process. If Minecraft is going for semi-realism, then this should absolutely be a thing, so here's my idea:

    1.) Firstly, let's say that the odds of copper progressing a stage is 1 in 100, rather high, but good for comparrison purposes. IF a water source block is adjacent to the copper block, the odds should be increased to along the lines of 1 in 10, and lesser water levels should also have an increase in the chance, though not as much.

    2.) Secondly, it's a similar case for the rain. The reason that the Statue of Liberty is a green color is because of the oxidation by  rain, so they should absolutely raise the odds of copper oxidizing a state during the rain.

    3.) Thirdly, going along the lines of a similar chemical reaction, I think there should be a way to de-oxidize Copper as well, as this could take use of copper's electrical properties. I purpose that if you place a powered redstone repeater going directly into the copper block, the effects of the oxidation will begin to undo themselves.

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    I think this would be great for people who want to build with copper early game. Right now, copper takes a while to oxidize (which I think is awesome) but stops you from using it early on.