Explain the following terms with one example each.

(a) Corrosion

(b) Rancidity Solution:

Asked by Shivani Kumari | 1 year ago |  418

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(a) Corrosion is a process where a refined metal is oxidized by atmospheric oxygen to form a more stable compound such as oxides. The metal gradually degrades during the corrosion process. Rusting of iron is a good example of corrosion where the iron is converted to Iron oxide. Millions of dollars are spent annually in preventing rusting from bridges and other monuments.

(b) The condition produced by the aerial oxidation of the oil and fat present in the food material produces an unpleasant taste and smell. The rancidity is retarded when the food is kept inside the refrigerator since the low temperature does not promote the oxidation reaction

Answered by Vishal kumar | 1 year ago

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