What is Corrosion?


Corrosion is the natural conversion of refined metal to a more chemically stable state, such as hydroxide, oxide, or sulphide. It is the progressive degradation of materials, most commonly metals, as a response to chemical and/or electrochemical reactions with their environment. The progressive deterioration of metals induced by air, humidity, or a chemical change (including an acid on their surface), is corrosion. The most typical example of metal corrosion is rusting, a brown flaky substance on iron articles, when introduced to moist air. Chemistry is a discipline of science that…

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