Problem: What mass of silver can be plated onto an object in 33.5 minutes at 8.7 A of current?

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We’re being asked to calculate the mass of silver can be plated onto an object after 33.5 minutes. 


Silver is electroplated from a solution containing Ag+ ion.

 Ag(s) must be formed from Ag+(aq)
 Ag+ needs to gain 1 e- in order to become Ag(s)

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What mass of silver can be plated onto an object in 33.5 minutes at 8.7 A of current?

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