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What Causes Metals to Rust, Corrode, or Otherwise Oxidize?

Oxidation according to Dictionary.com is “the process or result of oxidizing.“ Which doesn’t fully help in knowing what it means. Oxidizing is: to convert (an element) into an oxide; combine with oxygen. to cover with a coating of oxide or rust. to take away hydrogen, as by the action of oxygen; add oxygen or any nonmetal. to remove …

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