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where can i find pure copper and zinc strips?

I need several strips of copper and zinc for a science project but its frustratingly hard to find zinc anywhere in the Seattle area. I have already tried the local electronics store and plumbing store. Can you guys suggest anything not outrageously expensive and within an hour driving distance?

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DavidN711 year ago

US pennies made after 1982 are copper plated / 97.5% zinc inside. All you have to do is sand off the thin copper coating. It's legal as long as you don't try to use them again as money.

you can get zinc from the cover of a dry cell

you can get zinc from the cover of a dry cell

you can get zinc from the cover of a dry cell

You can alo us soda or colddrink can as a zinc strip

i think you are trying to make a battery type thing.you may use alluminium foil instead of zinc and copper penny or dime or quarter which are made of steel or copper for the battery instead of copper strip.
i think you are trying to make a battery type thing.you may use alluminium foil instead of zinc and copper penny or dime or quarter which are made of steel or copper for the battery instead of copper strip.
metalfoils3 years ago
You may try to contact cristina@zrindustrial.com to get the strips you want, they can provide various metal foils strips sheets, COPPER FOIL, ZINC FOIL, MAGNESIUM FOIL, ETC.
They have stock for most of metal foils sheets strips , offering from pcs to metric tons, almost every elements of metal foils and rare earth metal foils as well as metalloid foils are available.
atukurigiri3 years ago
You can get zinc strips by cutting a AA batteries used in wall clocks, toys etc. zinc is present below the steel cover . By removing steel cover you can get zinc . for further instructions see this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtZ_vwXy2vg
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