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Electrolysis: It Works

Experiment: Can You Mine Gold From Old Motherboards?
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Electrolysis: It Works

By running an electrical current through the cell, using an ordinary battery charger, the copper in the anode (and in the pins) dissolves and is deposited on the lead cathode. The gold, detached from the copper, forms a sediment at the bottom of the cell. Also note that the temperature of the bath increases significantly during this process.

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