What did blackening do to metal?

Blackening treatment (also called oxidation treatment) is a chemical treatment method for metal surface, which aims to change the appearance and properties of metal surface.

This treatment method is usually used to increase the corrosion resistance, wear resistance and aesthetics of metal parts.

The process of blackening usually involves soaking metal parts in a solution containing chemicals, which can react with the metal surface.

These chemicals can be acidic or alkaline solutions, depending on the type of metal to be treated.

The goal of blackening treatment is to form a thin film of oxide or compound on the metal surface.

This film can provide an additional protective layer to prevent metal corrosion and oxidation.

In addition, this treatment can also change the appearance of metal, making it black or dark gray.

Blackening treatment is often used in metal materials such as steel products, copper products and aluminum products.

It is widely used in industrial and decorative applications, such as automobile parts, kitchen utensils, weapons and decorations.

It should be noted that blackening treatment is only a surface treatment method, and it will not change the internal structure or properties of metals.

The specific substances used in blackening treatment and the specific chemical reactions carried out.

The specific substance used and the specific chemical reaction carried out in blackening treatment depend on the type of metal to be treated and the required treatment effect. The following are several common blackening treatment methods and the substances and reactions used:

1.Blackening treatment of steel:-Use acidic solution, such as sulfuric acid or hydrochloric acid. -Chemical reaction: iron on the metal surface reacts with acid to generate iron ions, and reacts with oxygen (oxygen in air) to generate black iron oxide (Fe3O4) films.

2.Blackening treatment of copper:-Use vulcanizing agent, such as sodium sulfide or copper sulfide. -Chemical reaction: Copper on the metal surface reacts with vulcanizing agent to form black copper sulfide (CuS) film.

3.Blackening treatment of aluminum:-Use acidic chloride solution, such as copper chloride or zinc chloride. -Chemical reaction: aluminum on the metal surface reacts with chloride to produce aluminum chloride or zinc chloride, and then reacts with moisture in the air to produce black aluminum hydroxide or zinc hydroxide film. These are common blackening treatment methods and reactions, but the specific treatment process may be different due to the application and metal type.

In practical application, other chemicals and reactions may be used to achieve the required blackening effect. Therefore, before blackening treatment, it is best to conduct detailed research and experiments according to the requirements of specific metals and applications.


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