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Stainless steels and nickel-base alloys are recognized for their resistance to general corrosion and other categories of corrosion. This article examines the effects of specific alloying elements, metallurgical structure, and mechanical conditioning on corrosion resistance of these materials. It provides information on the compositions of selected stainless steels, copper-nickel, and nickel-base alloys in a tabular form. The article also illustrates the compositional and property linkages for stainless steels and nickel-base alloys.

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