Oxidation processes include corrosion and rusting. Corrosion, on the other hand, impacts a considerably larger variety of metals than rusting does, which is limited to iron. Corrosion, the oxidation of metals and nonmetals, leads to the breakdown of materials and the unintentional destruction of ecosystems. Rust is the result of the corrosion of iron and its alloy components. Rust and corrosion are both seen negatively, thus, measures are taken to stop them.