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Question on electroplating

  1. Jul 23, 2015 #1
    In a Cu and Fe electroplaying process, why does the positively charged ions move from Cu to Fe instead of the other way round?
     
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  3. Jul 24, 2015 #2

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

    Not sure if this will answer your question:

    http://www.explainthatstuff.com/electroplating.html

    I think the basic answer though is that copper dissolves more easily than iron and so it becomes a positively charged ion in solution and migrates toward the iron electrode.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2015 #3
    It indeed is of great help to me. Thanks!
     
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