How to Copper Plate a Coin with Copper Sulfate – Science Experiment

How to Copper Plate a Coin with Copper Sulfate – Science Experiment


What’s up everybody? Welcome back to my laboratory where safety is number one priority. As you can see, I’m almost done setting up my laboratory. Well, today we’re gonna do ‘how to copper plate a coin with copper sulfate’. Let’s check this out. So the first thing we’re going to do is filling up the beaker with distilled water. Then, we’re going to get copper sulfate and pour it inside of this distilled water. Just like that. Then I got here a stirring rod and I’m gonna mix it all up and wait until it all dissolves. Next, I’m gonna grab an alligator wire and hook it up to a copper plate. Then I got here a 9 volt battery and you grab this alligator wire that’s hooked up to the copper and hook it up to a plus. and then on the minus side I’m gonna grab this alligator wire and hook it up to the minus. And then I’m going to get a coin and hook it up to the coin. And stick it into the copper sulfate solution. And let’s wait and see what happens. Okay, it’s been a few minutes, time to take it out. Wow! Look at this, looks like all coppery. So this is copper plated now. This is what it used to look like. So this is how you copper plate a coin with electricity and copper sulfate. …And some water. Awesome, huh? I love science experiments.

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  1. Defacement of U.S. currency is regulated by 18 USC 333, which states:

    [w]hoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both. (Emphasis added.)

    There’s also a law prohibiting the use of paper money as advertising, 18 USC 475, which states:

    [w]hoever . . . writes, prints, or otherwise impresses upon . . . any [coin or currency] of the United States, any business or professional card, notice, or advertisement, or any notice or advertisement whatever, shall be fined under this title. (Emphasis added.)

    You committed a federal crime…. Take this down before you're arrested

  2. How this happens is all to do with an unbalanced equation. The coin steals the copper in exchange for what ever its made out of

  3. in the end if u see in the background where he makes the coin copper in the background u can see he changed the battery

  4. Have you tried spending those copper plated coins? I wonder what the cashier would say when you gave them to her.

  5. North Korea would love CrazyRussianHacker! He's says boom a lot and has a lot of fire started and explosions

  6. Quick Puzzle : Can tell the reaction name???????
    IT IS DISPLACEMET REACTION WHICH HAS TAKEN PLACE IT IS AS FOLLOWS : THE IRON IS MORE REACTIVE THAN COPPER SO THE IRON TAKES THE PLACE OF COPPER AND COPPER DEPLOYS ON THE COIN.

  7. CrazyRussianHacker, is that coin silver by any chance?
    Because such coins as the kennedy coins have a percentage of silver to react with copper sulfate so the more silver you have the more intense it will be come a darker cooper (possibly someone nerd with me please). :3

  8. Электролитическая гальванизация. Попробуй сделать тоже самое с листком дерева или с фруктом. Тоже красиво получается

  9. Actually after you wipe that half dollar off there will hardly be any copper left on it. In order to make this happen you need water and muriatic acid. Then you are able to polish the coins and mostly make them look like they have a penny coating. I did a video showing the ACTUAL way to do this…

  10. Hey did you switch batteries there. Looks like a lantern battery there at the end. What is the best type of battery to use.

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