galvanic series


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galvanic series

[gal′van·ik ′sir·ēz]
(chemistry)
The relative hierarchy of metals arranged in order from magnesium (least noble) at the anodic, corroded end through platinum (most noble) at the cathodic, protected end.
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Table 1 presents a galvanic series of selected metals common in construction.
In the presence of salt water, electrochemical reactions between the two metals result in corrosion of the metal which is less-noble (more anodic), ranked by its position on a galvanic series.
In the galvanic series of metals, opposites could likely form an electric current if they come in contact.