In chemisty why is carbon in particular a reducing agent?

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meant "chemistry" sorry

Also in my revision guide it says when you use carbon to reduce an ore you burn the ore with carbon monoxide....I thought the reducing agent was carbon?
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Carbon or carbon monoxide can be used. Carbon monoxide can gain an oxygen atom to be dioxide I think, so it still works in redox reactions.

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