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Use voltaic cell to remove nickel?

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Title says it all. Would you be able to use a voltaic cell to remove the nickel from the cpu heatspreader? Iron would work as the anode, or at least im pretty sure it would. But would this work? I assume that it would, but i would like some other opinions. Thanks for the help guys smile.gif
post #2 of 5
Would it not be easier to make your own IHS? I honestly don't know about the chemistry of removing nickel plating, but I don't think it's easy.
post #3 of 5
I don't see any reason for it not to work other than you'll eventually be ionizing whatever is under the nickel too, but the half reaction you're looking for is Ni → Ni2+ + 2e-
Since it's an oxidation reaction the nickel would be your anode (anox, redcat)
Also you'll need some ions in solution to be reduced such as Mg2+ or Zn2+
Edited by lin2dev - 4/9/14 at 11:34am
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GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
XFX Reference 6950 Samsung Magic RAM Crucial M4 Cosair H80 
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post #4 of 5
You can use sandpaper to remove it.

Much easier.

and you can do it on both sides if that's your concern.

Removing the nickle plating w/ other means would probably leave you w/ a crappy surface that needs to be sanded anyway.
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i think so,you'll need some ions in solution to be reduced such as Mg2+ or Zn2+. thanks rect
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