[Coco] IDE interfaces

Theodore (Alex) Evans alxevans at concentric.net
Wed Mar 16 17:33:24 EDT 2016

On 03/16/2016 02:13 PM, Arthur Flexser wrote:
> That seems like a problem whose effects would be dwarfed by the fact that
> tin oxidizes and gold doesn't.

This is not strictly true.  Gold by itself will not oxidize, but when in 
contact with a metal with a lower electro-negativity, it will act as a 
sacrificial anode.  For example a gold coin in salt water will not 
corrode, but if you put an iron nail in the gold coin in salt water, the 
gold will corrode and prevent the corrosion of the iron.

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