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4Fe(s)(Iron)+3O2(g)(Oxygen)2Fe2O3(s)(Ironoxide). The above reaction takes place in the presence of ______________.


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4Fe(s)(Iron)+3O2(g)(Oxygen)x.H2O2Fe2O3.xH2O(s)(Ironoxide)Rustingofiron

The above reaction represents the chemical process of rusting or iron.

Rusting refers to the accumulation of rust on the surface of iron material which is a mixture of iron oxides.

In the reaction, iron is oxidized to +3 oxidation state in iron (III)

Hence, the above reaction takes place in the presence of moisture (Water molecule).


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