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Corrosion Vs Oxidation: Differences?

  1. Dec 31, 2013 #1
    Hi guys,
    Until now I thought that oxidation and corrosion are the same. But I am not sure. Are they one and the same?
    Why oxidation at high temperatures is important? How does that reduce part life?
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  3. Dec 31, 2013 #2


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    Not every corrosion requires an oxidation, and not every oxidation counts as corrosion.

    But quite often they go hand in hand.
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