Why do metals oxidize?

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Oxidizing is basically just rust. In a sense all metals oxidize at their element level. Aluminum however builds up a layer of aluminum oxide which prevents aluminum from further oxidizing.
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What is oxidation of metal?

Oxidation means the loss of electrons in metal atoms. The oxidation of a metal occurs when the metal loses one or more electrons, so that the atoms of the metal go from the ne

What is a metal oxide?

a metal oxide is a metal that is joined to oxygen.. ex:. copper oxide is copper joined to oxygen.. ) :P. by meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

What is metallic oxide?

Metallic oxides are metal and oxygen, bonded together. They aregenerally solids, and have higher densities. An example of ametallic oxides is sodium, Na.

What is metal oxide plus nonmetal oxide?

They might react to form a salt. Example: Fe 2 O 3 + CO 2 --> Fe 2 (CO 3 ) 3 Iron-III oxide + Carbon dioxide [react to] Iron-III carbonate Added: Ternary Salt (?

What are metallic oxides?

metallic oxides are that type of oxides which contain metallic metals and oxides and which are cations like lithium, potassium e.t.c.

Why are metal oxides called metal oxides?

Simply because it is a compound of a metal and oxygen. All elements want to have their most outter electron shell completely filled, so they share electrons with other element