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    Can someone quickly just explain electroplating? Which metal is at which electrode?

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    Electroplating uses electrolysis to coat the surface of one metal with another metal.
    The negative electrode is the metal object you want to plate and the positive electrode is the pure metal you want it to be plated with.
    You also need electrolyte to contain ions of the plating metal.
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    (Original post by Cheesemasters)
    Electroplating uses electrolysis to coat the surface of one metal with another metal.
    The negative electrode is the metal object you want to plate and the positive electrode is the pure metal you want it to be plated with.
    You also need electrolyte to contain ions of the plating metal.
    What's the point of having the plating metal at the positive electrode? - shouldn't it just be in the electrolyte


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    (Original post by z1820)
    What's the point of having the plating metal at the positive electrode? - shouldn't it just be in the electrolyte


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    Its in both... The electrolyte already contains plating metal, and as more is made, the same number are changed into silver atoms at the cathode - coating the object to be plated...
 
 
 
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