Will carbon steel rust

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In our daily life, we will come into contact with daily necessities made of steel. Although it often appears in our vision, many people may not know its nature very well. Before discussing the topic of whether carbon steel will rust, I will give you a brief introduction to the types of steel.


Carbon steel can be divided into many kinds. According to chemical composition, steel can be divided into carbon steel and alloy steel. According to the quality, according to the content of sulfur and phosphorus (because the quality of steel is divided by the content of sulfur and phosphorus), steel can be divided into ordinary quality steel, high-quality steel, high-quality steel and super high-quality steel. According to the classification of smelting method, steel can be divided into open hearth steel, converter steel and electric furnace steel according to the different smelting furnaces.

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Now let's talk about carbon steel by chemical composition. What is carbon steel? Carbon steel is an iron carbon alloy with a carbon content of 0.0218% ~ 2.11%. Generally, it also contains a small amount of silicon, manganese, sulfur and phosphorus. Generally, the higher the carbon content of carbon steel, the greater the hardness, the higher the strength, but the lower the plasticity. Carbon steel is steel, but not pure steel. Compared with stainless steel, steel with a certain proportion of chromium, manganese, nickel, molybdenum and other elements added to iron is less prone to rust. Carbon steel is more prone to oxidation and rust because no other alloy elements are added.


So what methods can slow down the rusting of carbon steel?
1. Carbon steel can be placed in a relatively dry environment, so that the rust degree of carbon steel will be relatively light. If carbon steel is stored in an environment with high humidity, it will rust quickly and the degree of rust will be relatively large.
2. Carbon steel can be coated with antirust oil, which can also slow down the rusting of carbon steel.

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