The Architecture Puzzler
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Architecture Puzzler #224
Galvanic action or corrosion occurs between dissimilar metals when sufficient moisture is present to carry an electrical charge. In the "galvanic series," metals are arranged from most "noble" (least reactive to corrosion), gold and platinum, to least noble (most reactive to corrosion), magnesium. Rank the following metals from most to least noble: Copper, steel, silver, nickel, aluminum, titanium and lead. At which end would you place graphite?
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In contemporary mirror manufacture, what reflective material is most commonly applied to the back surface of the glass?
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Noble gold, cast in medieval stained glass.
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