Vinegar and salt?!
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5 minutes ago, JKK said:

No. Might have copper confused with potato chips.

Hmmm. Somebody said so. What would cause a Copper Wheat back to rust really bad since copper supposedly can't rust?

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58 minutes ago, KarenHolcomb said:

Hmmm. Somebody said so. What would cause a Copper Wheat back to rust really bad since copper supposedly can't rust?

It can't rust but it can corrode. Rust is just corrosion on iron, thus can only apply to Fe. Most metals can corrode; on Cu corrosion typically shows up in teal. On Zn, typically in whitish grey (and it's butt ugly, as anyone who has collected Third Reich coins can attest).

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3 minutes ago, JKK said:

It can't rust but it can corrode. Rust is just corrosion on iron, thus can only apply to Fe. Most metals can corrode; on Cu corrosion typically shows up in teal. On Zn, typically in whitish grey (and it's butt ugly, as anyone who has collected Third Reich coins can attest).

Ok. Thanks for the clarification.

2 minutes ago, JKK said:

It can't rust but it can corrode. Rust is just corrosion on iron, thus can only apply to Fe. Most metals can corrode; on Cu corrosion typically shows up in teal. On Zn, typically in whitish grey (and it's butt ugly, as anyone who has collected Third Reich coins can attest).

 

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21 hours ago, KarenHolcomb said:

Does vinegar and salt draw the 'natural properties' out of the copper?

Well vinegar is acetic acid (in water), and it reacts with copper to form copper acetate, which is water soluble.  So what do you think?  Is that drawing out the "natural properties" enough?

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1 hour ago, Conder101 said:

Well vinegar is acetic acid (in water), and it reacts with copper to form copper acetate, which is water soluble.  So what do you think?  Is that drawing out the "natural properties" enough?

I got the attribution on my Nickel!!!

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