Copper and Nickel Deposition 1/3 – Introduction
Most students already know the basics of electrochemical potentials and how they are applied in batteries or electrolysis. This series of articles and corresponding experiment aims to provide an introduction to electrochemical experiments. This series in particular is meant to facilitate a transition from what is taught in most schools and the slightly more advanced level of potentiostatic experiments.
This experiment can be used to get to know the device or as a starting point in a series of lessons about electrochemistry. Because galvanization for depositing metals or other protective layers is a widely used technique in industry as well, some basic knowledge of this important process should be gained.
The experiment and its discussion should teach:
- A general idea about corrosion protection
- How can the different standard potentials be exploited for metal deposition?
- How do electrodeposition paints work?
- How does electrogravimetry work?
Copper and Nickel Deposition
The following pages will give you an introduction to corrosion protection and electrogravimetry, and finally a PDF of the experiment which you can print and perform yourself!
- Corrosion research and corrosion protection
- Electrogravimetry and the Electrochemical Series
- PDF with Equipment and Chemicals you’ll need plus the experiments to perform the electrochemical experiment with Copper and Nickel Deposition
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