Nails are made of steel, and contain iron. Rust is the oxidation, or corrosion, which forms on iron when in contact with the oxygen in the air. The rate of corrosion is increased by moisture, salt, acids, or other chemicals. To prevent rusting, nails are sometimes coated with zinc, and these dull, grayish nails are referred to as "galvanized". Most rust consists of Iron (III) oxide (Fe2O3) and iron oxide-hydroxide. Similar oxidation forms the tarnish on silver and the green patina on copper and bronze.
It's because of a chemical process called oxidation. That is where oxygen combines with the iron, and the iron loses electrons.
Iron oxide has a lower free energy than do iron and oxygen. Just as a ball will roll downhill because it has a lower free energy at the bottom of the hill than at the top, iron will combine with oxygen - essentially 'rolling down a chemical reaction hill'. The reason things like water, salt, acids and other chemicals cause iron to rust faster, is that these substances act as catalysts to the oxidation reaction.
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That depends on what the nails are made of. The nails on you fingers will not rust in air Copper nails or brass nails will not rust in air. However Iron nails will eventually rust in the air.
Yes, nails do rust in water
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metal nails rust ANSWER: Iron nails do.
I dont think nails rust in the cold but if and type of precipitation gets to it then yes it will rust.
Yes there are some rust resistant nails but no metal can ever be rust proof.
Nails rust faster in the presence of moisture and air.
Nails would rust in Alkaline because Alkaline has a strong Acid which rusts nails.
Citric acid does rust nails because it dissolves it from steel.
Nails do not rust in water. Nails only rust in water if oxygen is present. This is because the iron in nails react with oxygen and water to form a compound called hydrated iron(III) oxide.
Nails from iron are rusted.
No. They rust.
Some do :)
Sprite wil rust nails. Almost all are fastacting.The reson it rust is the carbonation.Witch will slowley brake down nails.My chiled did a project she discovered that sprite will rust fastes.
Yes, nails are Iron while rust is Iron oxide so when oxygen added the mass becomes increased.
a nail that is made from steel
No. Water is actually a major cause of rust.
rust, lots of rust.
the nails rust.
Yes, and fast.