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Which element rust copper?


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Answered 2009-01-29 14:02:10

Oxygen turns copper green.

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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.


Copper oxide contains copper and witch other element?

Oxide means oxygen. so its copper and oxygen needed to make copper oxide or in normal talk... rust!


Can copper pennies rust?

Copper corrodes, things made of iron rust. Copper can corrode, but it takes longer than it does for iron to rust.


What other metal that will rust except iron and steel?

Any metal that is an element, like copper, iron, manganese, etc will rust (or oxidize, if you want to get technical).


What element will rust?

Iron is the only element that will rust ! ! !


Why is rust an element?

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Does water make copper pipes rust?

No, because copper pipes cannot rust.


Is rust a element compound or mixture?

Rust is a COMPOUND. rust is a element you stupid fool suk my prik


Why do pennys rust?

In recent years pennies have been made of steel plated in copper, and steel is prone to rust. Older pennies were made of pure copper, or copper and zinc, which did not rust.


What metal will rust faster copper or steel?

steel because copper doesnt rust it turns green


Is copper wire an element or compound?

copper is an element. but copper wire is a processed element.


Why do pipes rust?

Plastic pipe does not rust, brass does not rust, copper does not rust. Stainless steel does not rust, lead pipe does not rust.


How long does it take for copper to rust?

Copper does not rust. It will, on contact with the air, form a greenish "verdigris" of copper sulphate on it's surface - but that is not rust.OOps - that should be copper carbonate. Copper sulphate is highly soluble and would not produce a patina. Maybe some copper oxide as well.


Can copper rust?

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.


How fast will a penny rust in water?

Pennies are copper and do not rust.


What causes rust on copper?

It's probably oxidation, not rust.


Is copper oxide an element?

No. Copper is an element. Oxygen is an element. Copper oxide is a compound of the two.


Is copper sulphate a element or compound?

Copper sulphate is a compound. Copper is an element. Sulfur is an element.


How to stop copper from rusting?

Copper wont rust, as rust is a proses only applicable to iron, how ever it will oxidises


What does copper and oxygen form?

It forms copper oxide which is rust.


Is copper an element or a compound?

Copper is a chemical element. It can be a compound but copper is usually known as a chemical element.


How do you do the experiment 'Which metal rust fastest copper bronze or steel?

i dont know of an experiment to test this but copper will not rust, and bronze being comprised of tin and copper, the answer to which will rust fastest is steel. I hope this helps you.


What can cause copper on the exterior of a house to have a red rust appearance?

Most likely some other object has dripped rust onto the copper, which can be removed. Copper does not rust, but it does form a green patina over time.


Which metal rust fastest copper bronze or steel?

copper and bronze can never rust but steel can the other guys answer was wrong copper and bronze are un-rustable!


If copper doesn't rust what does it do?

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