Out of Our Elements

Why Does Metal Rust? (And Why Should We Care?)

Episode 7 | 8m 28s  | Video has closed captioning.

Caitlin Saks and Arlo Pérez Esquivel team up with fellow NOVA producer Alex Clark to investigate a chemistry problem that has been eating at Alex (or rather, at his classic S13 Nissan Silvia) — rust. But rust isn’t only a challenge for protecting Alex’s sweet ride. It’s also a chemistry problem that engineers must tackle in order to protect the United States’ aging infrastructure.

Aired: 09/30/21

Rating: NR


Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning