Introduction: Easy Electroplating
This is a fun and easy way to electroplate.
Step 1: Gathering Materials
You will need...
1. A beaker or a glass jar
2. 1 9v battery
3. Some salt
4. 2 alligator clips
5. 2 pre 1982 pennies
7. A paper clip
Step 2: Vinegar and Salt
Start by pouring vinegar into a beaker about 2/3 of the way. Next begin pouring in salt (salt helps the electricity flow)
Step 3: Pennies
Attach pennies to alligator clip and attach alligator clip to positive terminal on your battery
Step 4: Paper Clip
Attach paperclip to negative end of battery
Step 5: Final Step
Drop into salt vinegar solution and check on it every minute or so. The solution will bubble forming hydrogen gas. This is normal
Step 6: Final Result
A copper coated paper clip ( the one on the right)
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