Corrosion Basics

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Corrosion Basics
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<emphasis role="bold">Why Metals Corrode</emphasis> The driving force that causes metals to corrode is a natural consequence of their temporary existence in metallic form. In order to produce metals starting from naturally occurring minerals and ores, it is necessary to provide a certain amount of energy. It is therefore only natural that when these metals are exposed to their environments they would revert back to the original state in which they were found. A typical cycle is illustrated by iron. The primary corrosion …
Pierre R. Roberge: Corrosion Engineering. Corrosion Basics, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008), AccessEngineering Export