Why does alkaline mediam inhibits rusting of iron?

Asked by j4jaigupta1998 | 9th Jun, 2015, 10:05: AM

Expert Answer:

Rusting of iron is due to the presence of H+ ions. Alkaline medium reduces the concentration of H+ ions by increasing the concentration of OH- ions. (It will neutralize H+ ions) and inhibit rusting.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 9th Jun, 2015, 11:48: AM

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