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Give Appropriate Scientific Reasons For Zinc Oxide Can Be Reduced to Zinc by Using Carbon Monoxide, but Aluminium Oxide Cannot Be Reduced by a Reducing Agent - ICSE Class 10 - Chemistry

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Give appropriate scientific reasons for Zinc oxide can be reduced to zinc metal by using
carbon, but aluminium oxide cannot be reduced by a reducing agent

Solution

The metals in the middle of the activity series like zinc are moderately reactive, and carbon is a good reducing agent because of which zinc oxide gets easily reduced by carbon. Oxides of highly active metals like aluminium have the great affinity towards oxygen and so cannot be reduced by carbon

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Solution Give Appropriate Scientific Reasons For Zinc Oxide Can Be Reduced to Zinc by Using Carbon Monoxide, but Aluminium Oxide Cannot Be Reduced by a Reducing Agent Concept: Reduction of Metallic Oxides.
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