When something is silver plated, it is covered in a thin layer of silver. Most often, silver plating relates to jewelry, but other items can also be covered in silver.
A silver-plating kit allows the application of liquid silver to various household items. When the silver dries, it becomes a hard, uniform coating on the outside of the item.
"Sterling silver" describes an alloy that has silver content of 92.5%. "Silver plating" typically describes a very thin layer of silver that has been adhered on to a conductive object using electrolysis.
Thin layers of gold plating can be removed from silver jewelry using a mildly abrasive pad. The pad should be moved back and forth across the plating while applying a small amount of pressure. After some time, this actio...
Silver is usually obtained as a by-product of the process of purifying other metals such as copper, lead and zinc. Silver can also be collected from refining gold or from silver ores. It is usually separated from its ore...
Silver is electroplated using electrolysis. A piece of silver metal is placed at the anode end, and the object to be plated at the cathode end, of a power source. These are both placed in water, and the electric current ...
Silver is extracted from sulphide deposits using a series of processes such as flotation, electrolysis and oxidation. Air is pumped through a slurry of water and powdered ore during flotation. The metal sulphides sink to...