ARTICLES

Many metals oxidize and corrode, but rust, or iron oxide, is specific to ferrous metals such as steel. Rust is formed when oxygen bonds with an atom of iron to form an iron oxide molecule. This molecule is considerably l...

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Remove rust from metal by spraying it with a solution made from one part lemon juice and one part borax and letting the mixture remain on the metal for 30 minutes. Rinse the item with clean water, and buff it dry. Repeat...

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Not all metal rusts, but the metals that do rust do so because of an oxidation reaction between the metal and water and oxygen. Oxidation is the process by which a substance incorporates oxygen into its molecular structu...

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

Chemical names for rust include iron oxide, ferric oxide and hematite. The substance is also known by its chemical formula, Fe2O3, which represents the two elements--iron and oxygen--that compose rust.

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The scientific name for rust is iron oxide, and its chemical formula is Fe2O3. The scientific name for rust as a verb, the process of rusting, is oxidation.

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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 ...

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Rusting is the process in which iron turns into iron oxide. It happens when iron comes into contact with water and oxygen. The process is a type of corrosion that occurs easily under natural conditions.

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