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Strictly, only iron and its alloys "rust" and all other metals do not, because the verb "rust" strictly means to form iron oxide from iron. The more general term for metals is "corrode", and almost all elemental metals except gold, platinum, iridium, osmium, rhodium, ruthenium, and palladium corrode under some conditions that are at least moderately prevalent on earth. Any metal can be dissolved in some liquid under laboratory conditions, so that this kind of question is qualitative at best.

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What metals dont rust?

the metals that dont rust are gold, stainless steel and silver

Why do metals rust in water?

metles dont rust in water they rust after in the water is dryed and the sun is the thing that rusts it because it is beating down on it so rapidly

Why do metals need to be protected against rust and tarnish?

Metals need to be protected against rust and tarnish because rust and tarnish eat metals.

What types of metals do not rust?

Non-ferrous metals do not rust. Rust is a term generally given to oxidized iron.

Do all metals rust?

Only metals containing iron rust. Other metals, over time, corrode.

What air that gives rust to metals?

Explosure to moist air will form rust on metals.

What metals do not rust or degrade outdoors?

The metals that do not rust or degrade outdoors are diamond plate, gold, iridium, and platinum. Other types of metals can rust or corrode differently.

Why does vinegar make metals rust?

It makes metals rust because it has acids in it which effects the form of the metal and then in rusults make it rust.

What metals don't rust?

Most metals rust but there are a few that are highly resistant such as Gold and stuff

The ability for metals to rust is a physical property of metals?

No, since rust is a chemical change (oxidation).

Which metals do not rust?

any metal with out iron will not 'rust'

Does all metals decompose?

No not really, metals rust. However, rust can be considered metal decomposition (kind of).

What metals do not rust?


Do ferrous metals rust?


Why does metals contining iron only rust?

Because Iron has substances such as Hydrogen, Sodium, and Clorine, which makes the metals rust alot quicker then other metals.

Why do some metals not rust?

Why some metals do not rust is because they are less active. Look on the Periodic table. The further a element is to the right of the table, the more reactive. That is why metals like gold will rust whereas some metal further to the right like Tin will not. It is also why we made alloys, a mixture of metals, where precious metals are mixed with nonreactive metals so to make an alloy which will not rust.

What causes different metals to rust?

Light and water and Oxygen. Metals which easily form oxides, especially when wet, will rust.

Does diamond rust?

no rust mostly happens to metals and diamonds are not metal

Why do metals rust?

Rust is the name given to the compound Iron oxide, which forms when Iron reacts with Oxygen in the air. Metals which do not contain Iron or Chlorine don't rust.

Do all pure metals rust?

No, not all metals rust. Rust itself is iron oxide and comes about when iron metal oxidises; therefore only Iron rusts.

Is rust a protist?

Rust is classified as a protist. However, this is not the rust that occurs in metals but a fungal disease which is known as rust and smut.

How do metals get rust on them?

Metals get rust because of oxygen. To explain, when air (which has oxygen in it) is able to get to the metal after a period of time rust starts to appear (Rust is also called iron oxide. So rust appears only appears on iron.)

Can metalloid rust?

no metalloid cannot rust because they posssess the characteristics of both metals and non metals. but they are not metals.they cannot be oxidize.

Is the ability of metals to rust a physical property of metals?

no. it is chemical i think

Are the abilities of metals to rust a physical property of metals?

No it is a chemical property