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I'm doing a science project for school, and I would like information on why nails corrode. Please include a website if possible. I am using polished common nails. Thank you for any help you can provide.
Travis [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Coconut Creek, Florida
Nails corrode because they are made of metal, and for nearly all metals the oxidized state is a low energy, more stable form than the metallic state.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey
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