6.04 Laboratory: Electroplating 1, chemistry homework help

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  1. Create a diagram of your electroplating apparatus (an electrolytic cell). Then submit your drawing with the following terms labeled correctly. Or, beginning with the positive terminal of the battery and ending with the negative terminal of the battery, describe the path that the electricity takes and where each of the following occurs:
  • anode
  • cathode
  • copper strip
  • battery
  • positive terminal
  • negative terminal
  • place where oxidation occurs
  • place where reduction occurs
  • electrolyte solution
  • coin (or nail)
  • direction of electron flow

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  1. Describe the results of your procedure with both the coin and the nail. Include the reverse procedure you did with the coin.

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  1. Write the two half-reactions that occur in this electroplating process. Be sure to include the states of the elements or ions.

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