Electric Plating

Electric Plating

Electroplating is a technique of depositing a thin film of another metal on the surface of a metal.

(-) electrode is connected to the object to be plated,
(+) Electrode is connected to plating material such as gold, silver, nickel.
Two metals are soaked in a ion solution that have same metal to be plated.

In this case, in the (-) electrode, the ions are reduced and plated, and in the (+) electrode, the metal is oxidized to become an ions.

(+)electrode (oxidation): Ag(s) → Ag+(aq) + e-
(-)electrode (reduction): Ag+(aq) + e- → Ag(s)

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