Getting Started on the Basics

  • E. McCafferty


Corrosion is the destructive attack of a metal by its reaction with the environment. A more scientific definition of corrosion will be given later in this chapter, but the description just provided is a good working one. As seen in Chapter 1, there are very many different specific environments which are possible, depending upon how the particular metal is used. The most general case is that in which the environment is a bulk aqueous solution. For atmospheric corrosion, the aqueous solution is a condensed thin-layer rather than a bulk solution, but the overall principles are, for the most part, the same.


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  • E. McCafferty
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  1. 1.AlexandriaUSA

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