Basic principles of electroplating technology


Electroplating technology is one of the few modern technologies that still have the mystery of alchemy in the middle ages. It is an interesting technology that can connect the original bottles, cans and various solutions with modern high technology through wires.
Electroplating is a technology that emerged after the battery was invented. As soon as electricity was invented, physicists and chemists at that time used it as a powerful tool to do all kinds of tests that could be imagined. Among them, power on tests were carried out to all kinds of substances. Among all kinds of materials for power on tests, solution was the first to bear the brunt. It is the curiosity and exploration spirit of scientists that discovered the phenomena of electrolysis and electrodeposition soon after the battery was invented. The early outstanding application of electrolysis was the discovery of some previously unrecognizable metal elements, such as sodium and potassium. Then electroforming was invented, and then electroplating.
Now we know that the basic theory related to electroplating is mainly electrochemical theory in physical chemistry. Of course, in order to have a complete understanding of the electroplating process and make a difference in the development of electroplating technology, only electrochemical knowledge is not enough. Because electroplating is actually an experimental science with strong practicality, and also a marginal science. In addition to electrochemistry, the personnel engaged in the development of electroplating technology are required to have some knowledge of basic chemistry (including organic chemistry, complex chemistry, analytical chemistry), electrotechnics, material structure, metalology, etc., but * the basic one is electrochemistry.