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Science Sundays: An Experiment in Electroplating

Posted at 6:00 AM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 19:50:23-05

There have been plenty of history-making events here in the year 2020, one of which was the delay of the summer Olympic games, the first time the Olympics have not taken place for something other than war.

But we wanted to bring some of the spirit of the games (and those coveted gold, silver, and bronze medals) to our Science Sunday segment.

This week's experiment is in electroplating copper pennies to appear like different metals (or medals!). Amanda Callahan, a Senior Reservoir Engineer with California Resources Corporation, shows us how to do it:

Science Sunday: An experiment in electroplating pennies