i have a solution of silver nitrate at 1M. the aim of my experiment is to determine in 40 mins, how much Ag will be deposited. Should i use copper or graphite electrodes.
I'd suggest you do it with graphite electrodes.
- Its more inert than copper
- If copper is used, it readily reacts and more copper will be deposited at the cathode compared to silver
- the yield of silver will be greatly reduced