An attempt has been made to develop a single theory to explain the inhibition of corrosion of iron in both neutral and acid media on the basis of the electrical affinity of the metal/solution interface towards ions or neutral molecules present in the solution.
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DE, C. A Unified Theory of the Mechanism of Inhibition of Corrosion of Iron in Acid and Neutral Media based on the Electro-capillary Behaviour of Ions. Nature 180, 803–805 (1957). https://doi.org/10.1038/180803a0
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