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Description: This case study presents an investigation into the corrosion kinetics of copper and iron using electrochemical measurements to determine corrosion potentials and polarisation curves. This is an introductory level case study.
Keywords: electrochemical • polarisation curves • corrosion rate • corrosion type • anodic • cathodic • passivity • pitting • gas evolution • diffusion control • Tafel extrapolation • iron • copper • free corrosion potential • sulphuric acid • Evans diagram
Categories: Science approaches > Thermodynamics & kinetics
Science approaches > Corrosion & degradation
Science approaches > Corrosion & degradation > Corrosion principles
Materials > Metals & alloys > Copper & alloys
Properties > Chemical & biological > Chemical
Created by: Salah Faidi, University of Manchester
Contributions: Prof Bob Cottis, Corrosion and Protection Centre, University of Manchester
Prof Anne Neville, University of Leeds
Dr Neil Short, Aston University
Dr Peter Boden, University of Nottingham
Dr Trevor Hodgkiess, University of Glasgow
Published by: UKCME
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Date created: 01 January 1995
Date added: 20 October 2009
Resource ID: 2266