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I did a science experiment to test if bacteria filled water would cause increased rusting of iron. In the course of my experiment, I observed that the sterile and control iron APPEARED to have more rust, and that it was a gold color. The bacteria iron APPEARED to have less, but it was reddish. At the end of my experiment, I weighed the rust samples, and found that the red rust weighed more, even though there appeared to be less of it. So I wonder if the redder rust means that more of the iron was oxidized? Thanks
Re: What does the different colors of rust mean, chemically.
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