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Can copper rust?
October 01, 2008 10:41PM
Copper can not rust there is a substance in it that may make it turn brown but then it turns green just look at the statue of liberty she is green and made of copper! Rust, by the way, is oxidized iron.
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What metals rusts the fastest copper iron or steel?
Bronze is an alloy of copper and the element 'tin'. Copper and bronze do not contain any iron, and only iron can rust; so the answer is that steel will rust the fastest and copper and bronze will never rust. copper does not rust because Copper does oxidise, but the layer of "rust" adheres to the copper itself and forms a layer of protection over the rest of the object preventing further oxidation. Hence copper roofs are green or black.
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