Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fact of the Day: Aluminum Rust

Unlike iron and steel, aluminum does not rust when oxidized. It does corrode and forms a layer known as aluminium oxide which ironically protects it from further corrosion as it keeps it away from oxygen and water. 

13 comments:

Dascha said...

Oh, wow..

Anna-Alina said...

I didn't know this!!

Margaret D said...

Amazing is aluminum.

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for sharing this fact.
I love your random and different posts ...

Enjoy your Wednesday

All the best Jan

Martha said...

Another interesting bit of info!

Pat Hatt said...

A resilient one indeed

bj said...

Thru Mr. Sweet, I knew about this.

John M said...

So that's why it doesn't rust. But it'd softer than steel.

Mama Zen said...

That's interesting!

Kati said...

Interesting!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Jeffrey Scott said...

That's very interesting. The corrosion helps protect it from further corrosion.

Christine said...

neat fact.

stephen Hayes said...

Very interesting.