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Peeling silver off from copper powder


I'm chemist (researcher) of small company. I'm looking for the method which can peel off silver from copper powder (silver coated copper powder). I want an economical method....(not expensive)

Thank you for reading.

Gyu-Sik KIM
- South KOREA

December 13, 2010

Gyu-Sik KIM: You can't peel off silver from silver coated copper. You have to dissolve the powder in nitric acid to get back the silver.

Anand Kumar
AUTO FIBRE CRAFT - Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, INDIA

January 1, 2013

Hi Kim,

Try coating the copper powder with egg albumin before the silver plating.


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