A chemical reaction will cause salt to corrode silver over time, so emptying a silver saltshaker should be one of your after-dinner cleanup duties.
Wandering hands leave acid residues that corrode the marble.
Aluminum is highly resistant to weathering, even in industrial atmospheres that often corrode other metals.
Water can corrode metals given enough time, and time it will have.
Platinum is a relatively inactive metal that does not corrode or tarnish in air.
This is the moment and the method to decide whether it will continue to corrode our relations and undermine our ambitions for the indefinite future, or not.
If a few extra cents per square foot are spent to upgrade from galvanized steel to stainless steel or aluminum, the metal will not corrode as fast and will last longer.
Aqua regia is basically a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids, and it is one of the few chemical reagents potent enough to corrode gold.
Even lumps of clay backfill in sandy soil will corrode metal pipes at points of clay contact.
Boyle went on to characterize acids, noting their sour or tart taste and their ability to corrode metals.