How To: Turn a penny into gold with common chemicals

Turn a penny into gold with common chemicals

This science experiment will show you how to turn a penny into gold with common chemicals. This video tutorial will demonstrate turning the copper penny into a silver penny and into a gold cent. All you need to make gold pennies is sodium hydroxide (also known as lye), zinc powder, a small glass beaker with some distilled water in it, a clean copper penny, a couple of measuring spoons, and a glass stirring rod.

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I sold it to my friend for 30 dollars!

is it real gold?!

Of course it isn't real gold. He's not an alchemist. By gold and silver he means the colors, not the elements.

my building owner was telling there is a technique to make gold within 24 hours from some kind of plant juice, still i am getting to know about that.

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