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Content, tools, resources, and best practice for teachers of chemistry, from Education in Chemistry magazine. EiC was 50 years old in 2013.

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Re: How do you extract all the copper coating off a one pence piece?

Thanks Alan, We'll try it out! I suppose I should get a pair of metal cutters! Sarah

Re: How do you extract all the copper coating off a one pence piece?

Hi. I believe the USA 1 cent piece is/was made of zinc with a coating of copper. I recall seeing a suggested method in which the copper surface was damaged and the coin immersed in dilute sulfuric acid until the zinc has all dissolved - the remaing copper shell is washed, dried and weighed. Presumably it should also be possible to use a similar method to selectively dissolve the steel from a UK penny? It may be advisable to cut the penny into pieces to give the acid better access - but try it and see! Alan