I'm just having trouble understanding, I get the gist of it though. This is what I know in a electrolytic cell (I may be wrong): The cathode is negative, anode is positive and the current travels from the cathode to anode right? So during electroplating, the anode is the electrode being deposited to... but if it's the anode, that means oxidation occurs and loses electrons. In the end, how does the anode have a larger mass? I just can't get my head around the oxidation and reduction. I have done my fair share of research and googling but I'm still confused. Especially this: http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6060/elctro.png [Broken] Unless the diagram is absolutely wrong, it looks to me as if the electron start from the left (spoon) and electroplates the silver but that's not how they explain it... Help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.