In this instruction I am going through how to copper plating a washer with a few simple steps! There is room for experimentation in for example: Changing the time, voltage and acids! :) I will only go true the basic steps in how to copper plate, no explanation in "why" will be found in this tutorial!
Price: 1 – 3$ || Time: 1 – 3 h || Difficulty: Easy - Medium
Warning! Do this experiment in a well ventilated area, and if your a young scientist, do this together with an adult!
What you need:
- Copper x2 small pieces (In the video I use coper wire, but other copper objects works as well!)
- Metal object to copper plate ( I use a washer)
- Glass jar with lid
- Alligator-clip wires x2
- Power-supply (preferred one with a changeable voltage output)
- Vinegar (which will be our acid)
Polisher and polish (if you want to polish your object afterwords)