What type of chemical reaction is #4Fe + 3O_2 -> 2Fe_2O_3#?

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Jan 9, 2016

Answer:

This is clearly an oxidation reaction.

Explanation:

Zerovalent iron is oxidized to give #Fe(II^+)#. Zerovalent oxygen is reduced from #0# to #-II#. Each year significant amounts of money are spent to prevent the corrosion of structural steel. It is inevitably a losing battle.