What occurs at the cathode and anode of a metal during corrosion?
Corrosion occurs when a metal deteriorates due to chemical processes. The corrosion of a metal often occurs where the metal is weak or isolated from the air. The process of corrosion occurs in two steps, oxidation and reduction. Let's look at the corrosion process that can occur in iron (Fe).
Oxidation Step: Oxidation occurs when the Fe atoms at a weakened spot on the metal dissolve into water. This causes the Fe atoms to lose electrons and...
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