As the title says^ why can’t magnesium reduce zinc oxide in a blast furnace if it to is more reactive than zinc?
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Why can’t magnesium reduce zinc oxide in a blast furnace watch
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- 22-10-2017 14:43
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- 23-10-2017 08:41
You wouldn't even need an entire blast furnace, you could do it in a test tube.
- 23-10-2017 09:00
Its the thermite process, although the heat would cause the zinc to burn as well. Aluminium was first isolated by reducing aluminium oxide with potassium.Last edited by Maker; 23-10-2017 at 09:05.