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Why Do We Apply Paint on Iron Articles? - Science

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Short Note

Why do we apply paint on iron articles?

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Solution 1

Iron articles are painted because it prevents them from rusting. When painted, the contact of iron articles from moisture and air is cut off. Hence, rusting is prevented.

Solution 2

Iron articles are painted to prevent them from rusting. When left unpainted, the metal surface comes in contact with the atmospheric oxygen and in the presence of moisture it from Iron(III) oxide. But if painted the surface does not come in contact with moisture and air thus preventing Rusting

Concept: Corrosion of Metals and Its Prevention
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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 3 Metals and Non-metals
Q 7 | Page 191
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