Q. 84.6( 11 Votes )

We get some items made from iron wire in which iron wire is coated with plastic. Is plastic coated by the process of electroplating? Why plastic cannot be coated on a metal by the process of electroplating?

Answer :

No plastic cannot be coated by the process of electroplating because:

i. As we know that electroplating is a process in which one metal is coated with another metal.


ii. Plastic is not a metal at all.


iii. In electroplating, the object to be coated must be a good conductor of electricity.


iv. But plastic is a material which is a bad conductor of electricity.


v. Hence, plastic cannot be coated on a metal by the process of electroplating.


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