Which of the following methods is suitable for preventing an iron frying pan from rusting?
  1. Applying grease
  2. Applying paint.
  3. Applying a coating of zinc
  4. All the above.

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 10

Correct Answer: (c) Applying a coating of zinc

Explanation: The most suitable method for preventing an iron frying pan from rusting is applying a coat of zinc. This is called galvanization. Grease and paint are also used to prevent rusting from iron. 

[Extra information: Rust is an iron oxide, a usually reddish-brown oxide formed by the reaction of iron and oxygen. The terms "rust" and "rusting" only mean oxidation of iron and its resulting products. (so a new substance is formed as iron changes to iron ore.)

The nature of rust changes with time, reflecting the slow rates of the reactions of solids. (so the change is irreversible)

Rusting is an oxidation reaction. The iron reacts with water and oxygen to form hydrated iron(III) oxide, which we see as rust. (On reversing the Reaction, we don't get back the original substance/permanent change).]


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