Why rusting of iron is more in saline water than that of normal water ?

Rusting of iron is an electrochemical process , the presence of any ion facilitates the formation of rust. In saline water the presence of Na+ and Clions increase the conductivity of the top layer of the iron , forming the Fe2+ ions . Thus the formation of Fe2O3 X H2O takes place quickly.

Published by Ankush Sharma

I am M.Sc (chemistry ) from Punjabi University Patiala. I am a science teacher with expertise in chemistry, with 8 years of experience in teaching. Writing and blogging is my hobby, I write whenever I am free. I am constantly working on creating a new and easy way of learning the tough things in an effective way. I am constantly working to make authentic and reliable information to be shared with my students and widen the horizons of knowledge.

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