Silver wire vs. Platinum wire for Hydrogen Fuel Cells Answered
I understand that most proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel cells on instructables use platinum wire. Can I use silver-coated wire in place of it, or rather, just any wire? Platinum wires aren't exactly readily available here in the Philippines, and I just want a good proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel cell that's cheap to produce.
The silver-coated wire I'm referring to appears to be some sort of jewelry wire. I'm also wondering as to why most people would use platinum wire (is there a special property platinum possesses that other metals don't?).
If I can't use platinum wire, then what can I use? Something preferably cheap and over-the-counter.