Does Chromesteel disolve during copper-electrlysis with Coppersulfate? Answered
I want to refine some copper and change it to copper-dust-particles by means of copper-electrolsis in a bath of disolved coppersulfate.
Since my copper is in smaller bits id like to have some sort of etallic basket to hold the scraps.
I think i would like to go with a chromesteel-mesh i connect to the power. The mesh/basket contains my scrap-copper and the anode-sludge can pass thru the basket...
The basket (anode) and the copper-cathode are connected to the powersupply.
Now my question: I think the chromesteel shouldnt get disolved as long as i dont crank up the voltage too high or let it run without sacrificial copper at the cathode. If i would do that, it would start to split the water used in the solution and produce H and O. Bad. Also would slowly eat away the metals too. Bad^2
But as long as i have copper to be disolved at the cathode, it shouldnt do anything to my chrome-steel-basket, right?
Thanks for inputs from someone who knows it better than i do :)