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Help in electroplating project


2002

I am doing an experiment with electroplating. I was wondering when using silver what a good electrolytic solution would be, and how much to use; also, how much metal should be used. and when using silver for the plating, what metal should receive the ions being plated?

Dave Armstrong
- Barrie, Ontario, Canada


2002

Hi Dave. You haven't told us yet if this is grammar school work or post-docturate work. But I personally don't think anyone should be doing silver plating in grammar school or high school; cyanide is too dangerous. Please see our FAQs and consider doing zinc or copper plating instead.

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