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Preface 1 Introduction 1.1 Definition and Main Groups of Corrosion - Terminology 1.2 Importance of Corrosion and Prevention Efforts 1.3 Corrosion Science and Corrosion Technology References 2 Wet Corrosion: Characteristics, Prevention and Corrosion Rate 2.1 Description of a Wet Corrosion Process 2.2 Crucial Mechanisms Determining Corrosion Rates 2.3 Corrosion Prevention Measures 2.4 Expressions and Measures of Corrosion Rates 2.5 Basic Properties That Determine if Corrosion Is Possible and How Fast Material Can Corrode References Exercises 3 Thermodynamics - Equilibrium Potentials 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Free Enthalpy and Cell Voltage 3.3 The Influence of the State of Matter on Free Enthalpy and the Change of Free Enthalpy 3.4 Change of Free Enthalpy in Chemical Reactions. Reversible Cell Voltage 3.5 Electrode Reactions and Electrode Potentials 3.6 Series of Standard Potentials 3.7 Equilibrium Potentials of Reactions with Iron at 25°C 3.8 Pourbaix Diagram 3.9 A Simplified Presentation of Equilibrium Potential and Deviation from It 3.10 Possible Range for Real Potentials Under Corrosion Conditions References Exercises 4 Electrode Kinetics 4.1 Introduction: Anodic and Cathodic ReactionsLibrary of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Corrosion and anti-corrosives