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what is the difference between rusting and corrosion ?

what is the difference between rusting and corrosion ?

Grade:12

1 Answers

Anjali Ahuja
askIITians Faculty 240 Points
6 years ago
Hello student
Rust specifically refers to the oxidation of iron (either in iron itself or in steel), or to the iron oxide that is produced.

Corrosion is a more general term, which technically refers to the wearing away of a metal through a chemical reaction. In most common cases, this chemical reaction is oxidation, just like rust, but the metal isn't necessarily iron.

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