what is rusting of iron?

Corrosion of Iron in the presence of oxygen and air leads to formation of brown solid known as rust. This process is called rusting due to formation of rust.

4 Fe + 3 O2 + 2x H2O → 2 Fe2O3.xH2O

Rusting is the corrosion of Iron.


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Rusting of iron is nothing but the reaction of iron and oxygen to form iron oxide which is called rust.

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Rust is a general term for iron oxides formed by the reaction of iron with oxygen.

The chemical reaction is: - 4 Fe + 3 O2 + 2x H2O → 2 Fe2O3.xH2O

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Rusting is the common term used for the corrosion of iron by the action of air and moisture.

most of the articles around us are made up of iron which is reactive to moist climate. Rust is the another name of ferrous oxide (Fe2O3), which is formed when iron gets oxidised.

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the rusting of iron is a redox reaction

during the corrosion of iron , iron metal is oxidised by the oxygen of air in the presence of water  to form hydrated ion oxide alled rust 

4Fe+3O2+2xH2O -> 2Fe2O3.x H2O

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