the galvanised article is protected against rusting even if zinc coating is broken

If the zinc coating is broken, the galvanized object remains protected against rusting because zinc is more reactive than iron and hence can be easily oxidized. Thus when zinc layer breaks down, the zinc continues to react and get oxidized. Hence iron object is protected.

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i think its beacause a galvanized substance is that which has been coated with a layer of zinc to delay corrosion.It does this by the zinc getting corroded itself,instead of the substance.
The outer layer of zinc of any galvanized material, reacts with the atmospheric oxygen to form Zinc Oxide (ZnO), which is stronger than Zinc. Thus, even if the outer layer of zinc undergoes corrosion, the material is getting coated with a stronger substance (ZnO), and thus is better able to resist corrosion.


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