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  • Iron is a metal that undergoes rusting when exposed to air and water .
    Iron (fe ) + oxygen ( O 2 from air)+ water (H 2 O) —-> rust (Fe 2 O 3 ) from oxide
  • Stainless steel is called “stainless” because it does not rust when exposed to the elements due to its chemical composition.
  • Due to this property, we prefer stainless steel for certain applications over Iron.

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 13 years and a teacher from the past 17 years. He teaches Science, Economics, Accounting and English at Teachoo