Q. 124.1( 149 Votes )

Can the process of rusting be called combustion? Discuss.

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Combustion is a chemical process in which a substance reacts with oxygen and gives out energy. This energy produced in the process is in the form of either heat or light. Whereas Rusting of iron is an exothermic process in which energy is released during oxidation of iron. Hence, it can be regarded as slow combustion. Therefore, it is called slow combustion.

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