is there any way to use copper instead of copper sulfate in plating? Would much prefer household chemicals if possible.I have a grandchild that loves science,I would like to keep her interested,but could use a little help. Thank you.
Jo Dooley students grandma - Shepherdsville, Kentucky
October , 2008
Hi, Jo. Our FAQ "How Electroplating Works" will explain how to copper plate (for demonstration purposes) with vinegar and copper. Good luck.
Ted Mooney, P.E. Striving to live Aloha finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
November 1, 2008
vinegar is a good choice of bath, copper electric wire as anode.
Bob Z. L. Bao Physicist - Seattle
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