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Why does iron rust faster near the coast?
« on: 16/09/2011 14:30:02 »
lakshay asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why does rusting of iron objects occur more quickly in coastal area than in deserts?

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Why does iron rust faster near the coast?
« Reply #1 on: 16/09/2011 22:11:07 »
Salt in the atmosphere does the trick. I had a Citroen when I lived near the coast in Scotland. There wasn't too much of it left when it went away to the scrap yard. The body seemed to be consist mainly of paint.
 

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