What Causes Rust?

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Rust is a type of corrosion; it is the slow breaking down of metals due to contact with air or water.
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Water molecules touch the surface of iron. They can touch it as the result of humid conditions (the water would be in the air around the iron) precipitation (rain, sleet, snow) or
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1. When you discover this type of hole caused by rust, you firstly have to remove all the rust that you can remove as if it can seem that you will never reach the end of the rust.
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It is actually the spore Clostridium tetani found in the dirt, not the rust that causes
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Rust is caused by the mixing of the metal with oxygen from the water in the air. Over time, this causes rust on the outer layer of metal.
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