The next question is, will he share?
stockingfull wrote:We need a chemist to answer whether pure oxygen can combine with the iron molecules, in the absence of moisture, to form FeO2, or whether moisture is required.
If I had to bet, I'd bet on the latter, since we obviously don't have corrosion problems while we're pumping mega-volumes of oxygen-laden air through there during heating season. (Maybe H2O + Fe + the S in coal = FeO2 and H2SO4, or some such.)
Right, either process needs water. Wrap it up or coat it in cosmolene, lps - an oil wrap - and expend the small amount of water trapped and nothing more reacts. What's that item people place in their gun lockers, a golden rod? It heats the space up to keep the water molecules moveing so as not to stay in contact on the gun's surface. That's another way to limit 'contact' with corrosion causing moisture.
... am I near a Holiday in Express?