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I don't understand this graph. From the graph, does it mean that at high pressures the oxide layer is stable and this stability reduces at low pressures and temperatures?

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The graph does show that at high pressures the $\Delta G$ per surface area values are lower, which would usually indicate stability. I agree with you that as the pressure goes lower, the stability reduces.

However I disagree regarding temperature: As the temperatures decrease (from the green curve denoting 1500K to the blue curve denoting 300K), the $\Delta G$ values are going down, meaning an increase in stability.

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  • $\begingroup$ To keep things from getting too long here, I migrated the discussion to a chatroom $\endgroup$
    – Tyberius
    Aug 12, 2023 at 22:09

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