Corrosion Vs Oxidation: Differences?

1. Dec 31, 2013

koolraj09

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?
Thanks.

2. Dec 31, 2013

Staff: Mentor

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

But quite often they go hand in hand.