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What is rusting


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Rusting is the common term for corrosion of iron and its alloys, such as steel.

Other metals undergo equivalent corrosion, but the resulting oxides are not commonly called rust. Given sufficient time, oxygen, and water, any iron mass eventually converts entirely to rust and disintegrates. 

Rust is a general term for a series of iron oxides, usually red oxides, formed by the reaction of iron with oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture.

Several forms of rust are distinguishable visually and by spectroscopy, and form under different circumstances.Rust consists of hydrated iron(III) oxides Fe2O3·nH2O, iron(III) oxide-hydroxide (FeO(OH), Fe(OH)3.

Chemistry

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