What are “noble” metals and how are they different from base metals?

Noble, in this case, has nothing to do with royalty.

“Noble” metals stands for metals like gold, silver, platinum, and mercury that are resistant to reactions with other things.

They don’t oxidize or rust quickly like base metals do.

what are noble metals and how are they different from base metals

Base metals include copper, aluminum, lead, tin, nickel, and zinc.

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