Clams and copper plating

From: Dagmar Fertl (
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 15:15:25 EST

I am doing a Copper Plating experiment. I put two clam type shells into the

copper plating solution and 2/3 of the shell turned a dark copper color and
the other part, near the hinge of the clam, turned green. Is this due to the
organic makup of the shell and can you give me more information on why this happened.


I have no idea. I'm here to answer marine mammal questions. Sorry.

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