Problem: ​When the Statue of Liberty was refurbished, Teflon® spacers were placed between the iron skeleton and the copper metal on the surface of the statue. What role do these spacers play?​

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We have to discuss why Teflon spaces were placed between the iron skeleton and copper surface of the Statue of Liberty.


To solve this problem, we will need the standard reduction potential (E°) values for iron and copper. These values can be found in a table of standard reduction potentials in a chemistry textbook or on the internet.

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When the Statue of Liberty was refurbished, Teflon® spacers were placed between the iron skeleton and the copper metal on the surface of the statue. What role do these spacers play?

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