Oxidation: Does Iron Burn?

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Searching for a fairly easy demonstration of how oxidation triggers rust formation? The demonstration allows high school chemists to witness the rusting of metals, as large and small objects are held into a flame while triggering the oxidation process.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use to demonstrate reaction kinetics
Classroom Considerations

  • Wear safety goggles and use a heat-proof surface while working with flammable materials
Pros

  • Fairly easy method of demonstrating how oxidation causes metals to rust
Cons

  • None
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