Brass does not rust. Only iron and its alloys, such as steel, rust. Pure brass contains no iron and is resistant to corrosion. Brass can develop a red or green tarnish that may resemble rust.Continue Reading
Rust describes iron oxides that form when iron reacts with oxygen in the presence of air moisture or water. Metals other than iron can undergo corrosion, but the oxides formed are not referred to as rust.
Brass tarnish can be removed with household cleaning items like dish washing liquid. After the tarnish is cleaned, thoroughly dry and polish the item with an oil such as lemon to prevent the return of the tarnish.Learn more about Chemistry
Examples of alloys are brass, bronze, pewter and steel. Precious metals such as gold and silver are also alloyed with other metals to make durable jewelry.Full Answer >
Bronze and brass are metal alloys, or a mixture of two different metals. The main difference between bronze and brass, therefore, is found in the mixture of metals used to form them. Brass is formed by combining copper with zinc, while bronze is formed by combining copper mostly with tin and sometimes with other elements, such as manganese, phosphorus, silicon or aluminum.Full Answer >
Zinc is used to galvanize other metals, such as iron and steel, to prevent rusting, and several metal alloys, such as brass (zinc alloyed with copper), use zinc. Zinc is also used to make zinc oxide. Another use of zinc is to make pennies in the United States.Full Answer >
The specific heat of brass at 25 degrees Celsius is 0.380 joules per gram per degree Celsius. This is much lower than water's specific heat of 4.186 joules per gram per degree Celsius.Full Answer >