2. Low-carbon steel has a greater tendency to aging, both quenching aging tendency and deformation aging tendency. When the steel is cooled quickly from a high temperature, the carbon and nitrogen in the ferrite are in a supersaturated state. It can also slowly form iron carbon and nitrogen at room temperature, so the strength and hardness of the steel increase, while the plasticity and toughness decrease. This phenomenon is called quenching aging. Low carbon steel will produce aging even if it is not quenched and air-cooled.