Iron Oxide

by Abby Waller

Common Name

  • Rust


  • Used to make Apple products tough and colorful
  • Used for metal polish
  • Used in pigments

Physical/Chemical Properties

  • Flaky
  • Brown-orange color
  • Solid

Fun Facts

  • Rust can cause tetanus if it gets in your body
  • Rust forms when metal is left in a damp environment
  • Not all metals can rust, but iron and steel can