I'm actually digging in something that comes from Syria... How does Chlorine cause metal to get rusted? It's full of pictures of rockets (allegedly filled with chlorine gas) that are all rusted. In my mind i find it pretty obvious that a strong acid like HCl can cause rust, but what's actually the precise mechanism? Does HCL even matters oj simple Cl(g) can cause rusting?
PS: consider all the reactions taking place in open air
REPHRASED: Is it possible for Cl(g) to cause some metal to get rusted in a matter of minutes? What are the chemical reactions that make it possible/impossible?