Sun October 28, 2012 By: Arti Chauhan

Why AC current cannot be used in electroplating?

Expert Reply
Mon October 29, 2012
In case of alternating current, the direction of current keeps changinf every 1/100th of a second.Due to changing direction of the current, the metallic ions in the electrolyte keeps shunting between the electrodes that keeps changing polarity. Hence AC current cannot be used in electroplating.
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