what is meant by corrosion

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    Mansi Gupta

    102 weeks ago


    Corrosion is the chemical reaction of a metal with components of its environment. Since in the dental or more general biomaterials context metals may be exposed to wet, warm, salty, acidic and oxygenated conditions, the possibility of such reactions must be considered. This chapter sets out the types of corrosion mechanism, methods of control, and factors influencing the outcome. This is to enable the correct decisions to be taken in choosing alloys for specific applications, and the recognition of risk factors, to achieve the most favourable long-term solution in treatment.


    Corrosion is generally taken to be the wastage of a metal by the action of corrosive agents.

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