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Supposing there is an iron nail that is left to rust, if we compare the time it takes to rust with that of a magnetized iron nail, will there be any difference in the time of corrosion (assuming other environmental factors are constant)?

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You'll have to keep the iron nail continuously magnetized by keeping it in presence of another magnet(Kind of violates the "same environment" condition). Maybe you would want to consider a steel nail. – udiboy1209 Jul 27 '13 at 9:56

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