Question by  Cristina (339)

What are the metallic elements that make stainless steel?


Answer by  supinps (65)

Stainless steel is also known as corrosion-resistant steel. In normal steel, the iron get reacted with oxygen to form iron oxide, when exposed to air. But the stainless steel is an alloy of iron and chromium. chromium forms a layer of chromium oxide which prevent the iron from corrosion


Answer by  joe21 (26)

Stainless steel is made of "steel" which is iron (Fe) treated with carbon (C) and chromium (Cr). Stainless steel must contain at least 10.5 percent chromium. Carbon is not a "metallic" element so the metallic elements that make up stainless steel is iron and chromium.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

Stainless steel is an alloy and has chromium (about 11%) mixed with iron. There is a little carbon added. Certain types have nickel mixed in it.


Answer by  PAtobeDU12 (239)

There are many types of stainless steel. Stainless steel is any metal alloy that contains at least 10.5% of the element chromium and at least 50% iron. Other metals may be present such as nickel, molybdenum, titanium, and copper.


Answer by  vsgunnam (222)

Iron,Chromium and Nickel are the usual metallic components of steel. In addition to these, there may be Aluminum. Carbon is the most common non-metallic component found in steel.


Answer by  mrw (10)

Stainless steel is an alloy of steel, primarily iron with a little carbon, plus a mimimum of around 10% content by mass of chromium.


Answer by  leroy (231)

As with virtually all steel, there is iron which is the main element. Steel also usually uses carbon (from coal), but that is not a metallic element. To provide high oxidation-resistance in air at ambient temperature, chromium is used at 10-26% by weight. This chromium forms a passivation layer of chromium(III) oxide that protects the metal.

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