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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

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