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Corrosion Test

Corrosion Test

the four experiments we have covered most of the major factors that are involved in corrosion. In this first section we will explore the basics of what happened in each of the experiments, and explain why it happened. Then we will start to explore the chemistry of corrosion and show some real world examples of corrosion and its positive and negative effects. Firstly we should take a look at our experiments and draw some conclusions from the results. Experiment 1:…

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Rust

Rust

his topic covers the common process of metal corrosion. Although we nomally encounter corrosion as the rusting of iron and iron based metals (such as steel), most metals corrode. Rust is seen as a problem, but not all corrosion is undesirable. The green coating (called a patina) that covers the Statue of Liberty in New York is the corrosion product of the copper metal that the staue is constructed from. After completing this topic, you will understand the situations and…

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What are Neutrons

What are Neutrons

Wait a minute – where are the neutrons ? We know that opposite charges attract each other, but the converse is also true – the same charges repel each other. When there is just one proton in the nucleus (like the Hydrogen we just looked at), there isn’t a problem, but if we had two protons in the nucleus, lying side by side, they would repel each other. They need something to keep them apart. Enter the neutron. If we…

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What Are Atoms Made of

What Are Atoms Made of

All things around us are made of atoms. The clothes we wear, the buildings we live in, the air around us, even our own bodies. Atoms are the microscopic building blocks of every solid, liquid or gas. If all the atoms in a substance are the same type – it is called an element. This means it cannot be broken down into any “ingredients”. Oxygen (chemical symbol O) is a pure element. Oxygen is oxygen – it is not made…

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