What is rusting?How to balance a equation?

Asked by vchhayav | 13th Mar, 2019, 02:34: PM

Expert Answer:

Oxidation of iron is called rusting. Rusting involves slow oxidation of iron in the presence of air and moisture.

   4Fe    +   3O2    →    2Fe2O3

   Iron      Oxygen    Ferric oxide

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Answered by Ramandeep | 13th Mar, 2019, 03:48: PM