Rusting of Nails    
 

SS3.4 How does steel Rust?

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This video demonstrates a nail alone (left), a nail with zinc wrapped around it(central) and a nail with copper wrapped around it(right) with Ferroxyl Indicator added.

Right click here and open a new window to view a word document explaining the theory behind the observations seen in the video with questions which could be used during a student practical or video demonstration.

Right click here and open a new window to view a powerpoint presentation which summarises the changes that take place throughout the experiment.

For further information see Salters Advanced Chemistry, 2000, Activities and Assessment Pack, Second Edition, ISBN 0 435 631217