[TenTec] electron flow vs. current flow

cherry@neta.com cherry@neta.com
Wed, 18 Oct 2000 13:57:25 -0700

Sherrill, solid metal is neutral. Where the metal contacts the 
water a electric field will strip the electron from the metal
atom and convert it into an positive ion which can desolve into
the water. Water is a very polar molecule and ions both positive 
and negative stick to the water molecules. Calcium is a negative
ion when desolved in water. When the calcium ion comes in contact 
with the positive metal ion it creates a molecule which is not 
very soluble in water so it partcipates out. Different metals
stay in solution better than others. 
Peace, Jim FitzSimons W7ANF

10/18/2000 4:03:25 PM, "Sherrill WATKINS" 
<SEWATKINS@dgs.state.va.us> wrote:

>Fascinating!  However, the more I read about electrical theory the 
less I know and the more confused I become.    Will someone please 
explain in common english and without math just how the flow of 
electric current through the ground causes a gas pipeline to 
corrode?? ( Next we will tackle how a lightning strike is a 
complete circuit?) - Thank's- sherrill  k4own

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