Very few events, if any, have such a devastating effect from the structural, economical and casualties point of view as corrosion. Virtually any metallic material is subjected to corrosion even in air, if humid. Structures are continuously attacked and sometime even completely demolished by corrosion. Corrosion is certainly a very complex and many-sided-phenomenon hardly tied to a single parameter theory. Certainly, it is of electrochemical nature. Therefore, its study cannot be done and corrosion cannot be fully understood without an electrochemical elementary introduction.


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