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Old 01-30-2006, 06:43 PM
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i need to know if iron or metal will rust better?
i need to know what liquids i need to use?
i also need to know if i need to dip the iron/metal in the liquid or should i just keep the iron/metal in the liquid?

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A few pointers...

-iron is a metal. Therefore, choose another metal and compare it to iron.
-Choose the liquid and the way to set up your experiment (dipping vs. leaving the metal in the liquid) by which will promote rusting more. You want a quick experiment.
-Also, rusting is caused by metal reacting with oxygen in the air, so I don't know if liquid will actually help. But I think rain has some effect towards rusting. Check that out. Also, check out why stainless steel (which isn't "stainless" but is actually metal that rusts slower) rusts slower.

Good luck!

(Remember not to leave yourself a day or two for the experiment cause rusting is a slow process).
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use tin maybe? you could use different liquids. like water, salt water, and sugar water. or vinegar or something like that. compare it to if it's in the sun or not. (though the sun is kinda hiding where i live,lol)
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Good idea!

Though I would recommend you to keep it as simple as possible, cause you don't want to do too many things. It looks like you have time. How about you do the basics first, which I believe is which metal would rust quicker. Then you try it with all the other different variables. Bonne chance!
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