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  • Protecting against corrosion by passification
  • Protecting against corrosion by passification
Protecting against corrosion by passification Protecting against corrosion by passification

Protecting against corrosion by passification

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Principle

Some base metals become relatively resistant to corrosion by formation of a dense surface film of oxide. The protective oxide films are mostly very thin, however, so that they can only resist very aggressive chemicals for a limited time. The stability of such metals can be increased by an artificial strengthening of the oxide film, a process known as passification.

Two different procedures are used in this experiment:
1. Passification of the metal by a brief action of concentrated nitric acid on its surface
2. Anodic oxidation of the metal, carried out by hanging it as anode in an electrolysis bath containing dilute sulphuric acid, whereby the nascent oxygen which is evolved strengthens the oxide film. The Eloxal procedure for treating the surface of aluminium has made this procedure particularly well known.

 

What you can learn about

  •  Principle of corrosion protection

 

Benefits

  • Easy teaching and efficient learning by using interactive experimentation PHYWE-Software
  • Experiment is part of a complete solution set with experiments for the topic Electrochemistry matched with international curriculum: all topics are covered

 

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