The process of depositing a layer of desired metal over other material by means of electricity

 

Depositing One Metal

Over

Other Metal or material

by using

Electricity

 

Example:

Copper plating a key

Copper Plating a Key.jpg

 

Why is Electroplating Done

It is done because Metal has some property which the other Metal lacks

 

Uses of Electroplating

Some uses of electroplating are

  • To prevent from Corrosion : We usually do tin coating to steel cans to prevent corrosion
  • Making items attractive : Instead of making items with pure gold or silver, we electroplate less expensive metals with gold and silver to make it appear attractive
  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 14 Class 8 - Chemical Effects Of Electric Current

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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.