Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 49–56 | Cite as

Electroplating of bright cadmium from an optimized acetate bath under the influence of superimposed alternating current

  • A. M. Abd El Halim
  • S. M. Abd El Wahaab
  • S. S. Abd El Rehim
  • E. A. Abd El Meguid


A systematic study of the electroplating of bright cadmium from an acetate bath is described. The process was carried out in electrolytes containing cadmium acetate with inclusion of boric acid, acetic acid and sodium acetate, in addition to gelatin and toluene-4-sulphonic acid as organic additives. The effects of the bath constituents on the cathodic polarization and the current efficiency of cadmium deposition from each bath as well as on the surface morphology of the as-formed cadmium electroplates is discussed. The optimum acetate bath composition is suggested. The influence of a superimposed sinusoidal a.c. with the d.c. on the above-mentioned characteristics of cadmium electroplating from the optimum bath was also examined.


Acetate Acetic Acid Cadmium Surface Morphology Gelatin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Abd El Halim
    • 1
  • S. M. Abd El Wahaab
    • 1
  • S. S. Abd El Rehim
    • 1
  • E. A. Abd El Meguid
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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