Steel mesh is placed into different beakers with different solutions in them ranging from 1 to 14 pH. The trend of the amount of the reacted Iron (doesn't mean ONLY iron which turned into rust) has the shape of the letter W. Peaks are at 1 pH, 7 pH and 14 pH. I read that the corrosion rate of the Iron decreases as the pH increases. So, here is the question. What happens to the Iron in the pH 7 and pH 14 solutions so that they actually go up (the amount of reacted Iron increases)?