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Explain why, carbon cannot reduce oxides of sodium or magnesium.

Solution

Sodium and magnesium are most reactive metals (placed at the top in the reactivity series). They are very stable and cannot be reduced by carbon. They have more attraction to oxygen than carbon. Thus, carbon cannot combine with oxygen and reduce these metal oxides to metals.

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Solution Explain Why, Carbon Cannot Reduce Oxides of Sodium Or Magnesium. Concept: Occurrence of Metals - Extracting Metals Towards the Top of the Activity Series.
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