Copper Plating

Posted October 11, 2013

by Lensyl Urbano

As an introduction to ionic compounds, my chemistry students hooked up a dime to an electrode in a copper chloride solution. It’s not exactly copper plating, but the color is quite interesting.

A copper plated dime.

A copper plated dime.

It was also interesting to see how the color of the copper chloride solution changed as well: from a dark to pale blueish green as the copper was extracted by the electrolysis.

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