Problem: Which of the following metal(s), if coated onto iron, would prevent the corrosion of iron?a. Mnb. Alc. Sn 

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When iron (Fe) corrodes it oxidizes into Fe2+.

  • To protect Fe coated metal will have to be oxidized first.
    • Oxidized → anode → lower E° value

From the reduction potential table:

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Which of the following metal(s), if coated onto iron, would prevent the corrosion of iron?

a. Mn
b. Al
c. Sn
 

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