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Chemical vs. Electro plate

Is it possible, just from close viewing, to see the difference between a piece that is chemical plated and one electroplated?

I have terrible vision and a poor eye for detail so I’m going to say no on this one. Of course, I’m sure anyone more skilled might be able to tell from just looking. Have you looked up the different properties to help try to figure it out?