Do the presence of ions facilitate corrosion?

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May 1, 2017

The presence of salts can GREATLY facilitate corrosion.........


Corrosion is a fundamental redox process; iron can be oxidized to #FeO# and #Fe_2O_3# and other oxides as iron has a particularly rich redox chemistry. Given that corrosion relies on a series of redox processes, electron transfer is GREATLY facilitated by presence of ions. Iron and steel-hulled ships and bridges are routinely inspected in order to slow and prevent structural damage due to such corrosion.