Lesson: Rusting Chemistry • 10th Grade
In this lesson, we will learn how to explain the conditions necessary for rusting and learn how to write balanced equations for the key reactions involved.
When an iron nail reacts with oxygen and water in the air, it rusts. What happens then to the total mass of the nail?
What is the name of the most abundant oxide produced by the rusting of iron?
Acid rain is produced when sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere reacts with water to form sulfuric acid. Increasing the acid concentration in rain causes an exposed iron surface to rust more quickly. Which of the following is not a mechanism by which dissolved acid accelerates rusting?