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What is the Role of Coke in the Extraction of Iron from Its Oxides? - Chemistry

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What is the role of coke in the extraction of iron from its oxides?

Describe the role of the coke in the extraction of iron from its oxides.

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Solution 1

Coke reduces the iron oxide to molten iron metal. Also, coke, when burnt in the blast furnace, supplies the heat required for carrying out the extraction of iron from its oxide.

FeO + C  Fe + CO

Solution 2

In the extraction of iron from its oxide, coke acts as
(a) fuel
(b) Reducing agent

Concept: Occurrence of Metals
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