Chemistry

Etching and Plating

Metals have been used to make decorations since ancient times. But what metallic accessories can we create with the help of chemical transformations? The “Etching and Plating” set by MEL Science will give you a clue! Treat iron plates with electricity or copper sulfate solution, arrange “copper battles” between metallic copper and copper ions, and watch as metals precipitate and dissolve right in front of you!

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You will:

  • obtain rainbow-like copper patterns on an iron plate
  • put an image on an iron plate using electricity
  • study the reaction between metallic copper and copper ions

You will learn:

  • what metal etching is
  • how to create a thin film with interesting optical properties
  • how to print an electrical circuit via a chemical reaction

What's inside the "Etching and Plating" set?

Everything you need to complete the project successfully.
Etching and Plating

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