does oxidation cause metals to precipitate in water?
- Roger the MoleLv 71 month ago
No, reduction causes metals to precipitate from water.
- derframLv 71 month ago
Certainly can. For example, Iron is a little soluble in water, but Iron Oxide is not. That is why the best cleaners to remove rust stains is an acid that strips the oxygen from the Iron Oxide and returns it to the relatively more soluble elemental Fe state.
- Anonymous1 month ago
I don't think so. When you first asked the question I assumed you meant the oxygen bubbles that cling to the surface of submerged metal. I don't think all metals rust underwater. I think iron precipitates. I don't recall reading about the building of submarines Google submarines. Do all metals rust or go through a similar process when in contact with water?