# What Chemical Process is Used for Obtaining a Metal from Its Oxide - Science

What chemical process is used for obtaining a metal from its oxide?

#### Solution 1

A metal can be extracted from its oxide by the process of reduction.

2HgO(s) Delta/>2Hg(l)+O2(g)

#### Solution 2

Reduction is the chemical process used for obtaining a metal from its oxide by using reducing agents like carbon, sodium, aluminium or calcium.

Concept: Extraction of Metals
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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 3 Metals and Non-metals
Exercise 3 | Q 2 | Page 191
NCERT Class 10 Science
Chapter 3 Metals and Non-metals
Intext Questions | Q 3 | Page 53