Rust, the decay of man made structures and the continuation of natural chemical processes. It's both fascinating and undesirable, beautiful and obtrusive, captivating and a nuisance.
I have decided to begin documenting and exploring this world of both love and hate, the science and the reality, and you can decide for yourself if there's more to the redox reaction than first meets the eye.
Rust is formed in the presence of iron, oxygen and water (or air moisture). It's what's known as the redox reaction (short for reduction-oxidation reaction). Oxidation is the loss of electrons or an increase in oxidation state by a molecule, atom or ion, so a fast oxidation reaction would be a raging fire, a much quicker reaction than rust forming but still the same chemical process.
-Car mechanics, Carn Grey, 2018.