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

Soda cans are made of aluminum.

BrookB72 months ago

try any hardware store that sells swamp cooler supplies can buy zink anodes for fairly cheap used to prevent rust in water basin part of cooler

Yonatan247 months ago

You can find copper strips in snail repellant tape

VincentW307 months ago

Well, I saw such similar questions in many times,I got many kinds of metal strips from ZR INDUSTRIAL LTD, cheaper and quality is ok for my application(PS: the materials I bought is 30-50um thick of Tantalum, Titanium, Niobium, Magnesium, Zinc , Tin, Vanadium), I had a cash discount code , but I am not sure if it could be for anyone else. You may contact the sales person info@zrindustrial.com, its website is www.zrindustrial.com.Good Luck!

DavidN712 years 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

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.
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