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This is a fun and easy way to electroplate.
You will need...1. A beaker or a glass jar2. 1 9v battery3. Some salt4. 2 alligator clips5. 2 pre 1982 pennies6. Vinegar7. A paper clip
Start by pouring vinegar into a beaker about 2/3 of the way. Next begin pouring in salt (salt helps the electricity flow)
Attach pennies to alligator clip and attach alligator clip to positive terminal on your battery
Attach paperclip to negative end of battery
Drop into salt vinegar solution and check on it every minute or so. The solution will bubble forming hydrogen gas. This is normal
A copper coated paper clip ( the one on the right)
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