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Why does powdered iron rust?

Updated: 10/24/2023
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Powdered iron rusts more easily because the increased surface area allows for greater exposure to oxygen and moisture, which are the primary causes of rusting. The smaller particles of powdered iron have a larger surface area compared to solid iron, leading to a faster reaction with oxygen and water.

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The surface exposed to oxygen and water is larger.

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