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posted by lauren

What effect does bending, stress, or machining have on the tendency of iron to corrode?

  1. bobpursley

    It depends on the type of iron: But basically, bending, stress cause microcracks allowing moisture and oxygen into the metal.

  2. lauren

    i am talking about nails..nails that have iron in them

  3. bobpursley

    Nails are mainly steel, a mixture of iron and other metals. Stress causes microcracks and fatigue cracks.

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