Does copper or aluminum rust faster?

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What rusts faster aluminium or carbon steel?

Since aluminum cannot rust ('rust' is a specific term for the corrosion of iron), carbon steel will be faster. Althpough an oxide coat forms on both aluminum and steel, the oxides are of a different nature. The iron "rust" is a pervious coating which allows water to be held against the metal and oxygen to enter and react with the wet metal, aluminum oxide is an impervious layer which protects the metal from further decomposition,

Which will rust faster Cooper or silver?

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What metals silver aluminum copper zinc and steel would be the first to rust?

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Why does a nail rust faster than a penny?

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Does wood silver aluminum copper gold and steel rust?

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Which metal rust fastest copper bronze or steel?

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Does copper or iron corrode faster and why?

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