Background: I just began with electronics and I'm looking to build a 12v to 5v converter circuit. My plan is to use a Murata 78SR-5 to power either an Arduino or Rasberry Pi. I'm studying electronic design on my own as a hobby so I may not have adequate circuit design as of yet, but I have noticed that there are few available for purchase capacitors with leads|pins on them which can be used on solderless breadboards. I can't find a capacitor with the specific voltage range with leads already existing for use with solderless breadboard prototyping so I turn to SMD/SMT type.
Question: What details are needed to know, if soldering leads/pins to SMD/SMT capacitors or resistors practiced? e.g. temp, wire size, wire alloy, etc.