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Homework Help: Corrosion experiment

  1. May 12, 2009 #1
    I need to design an experiment which investigates the effect of corrosion on different materials used in marine vessels.

    I am testing three metals: Steel, Aluminum and Iron in 4 conditions:

    acidic solution + less acidic solution

    basic solution + less basic solution

    salt water + differing conc. salt water (higher or lower or both)

    tap water

    Would this be a good way to test the different factors which affect corrosion?

    any help/advice suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. May 13, 2009 #2


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    If you will be able to maintain otherwise identical conditions for each experiment, you may see some qualitative differences.

    Are you aware of the fact that 'steel' doesn't mean much? There are hundreds (if not more) types of steel.
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