i want to extract the tin from some tinned copper wire. how do i go about doing this? Answered
i would like to know, what the best way would be to separate tin from tinned copper wire. i recently attempted to build a MOT welder and now am left with quite alot of wire, and i require the tin for tin oxide.
im wondering, what would i need to do, after i dissolve all the wire in hydrochloric acid, to extract the tin? its my understanding that tin and copper chlorides decompose easily into their oxides, and i only need somewhat pure tin, as the electrode connector for my MMO titanium mesh (the part which will stick out of the cell which i will connect the cables to), and i only need roughly 70-80% pure tin metal, which i will reduce using my furnace and some pure carbon, in order to get a metal.
or would it be ok for me to just melt the metals as is and let them separate in the crucible, and have all the fiberglass and resin just burn off?
otherwise, would heating their chlorides (i require a soluble form to filter away resin and fiberglass), yeild tin oxide and not copper oxide, or would weaker acids like carbonic acid be able to dissolve the tin?
sorry for all the questions but i really need some tin and i dont wanna blow this one shot i got here!
i already have a theory on how this will all work, i just require a second (somewhat) proffesional) opinion.
also i am already taking full precautions to ensure i dont get chlorine poisoning, so dont bother with the warnings.