What happens in the corrosion of a metal such as iron?


What happens in the corrosion of a metal such as iron?

Redox Reactions

A redox reaction, short for an oxidation-reduction reaction, involves the transfer of electrons from one reactant to another which results in a change in the oxidation state of elements. Some common examples of redox reactions are combustion, corrosion, photosynthesis, respiration, etc.

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When metals such as iron corrode due to exposure to moisture and oxygen, the oxidation state of iron increases as electrons are lost. During...

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