The purest form of iron is prepared by oxidising

Question:

The purest form of iron is prepared by oxidising impurities from cast iron in a reverberatory furnace. Which iron ore is used to line the furnace? Explain by giving a reaction.

Solution:

Haematite ore (Fe2O3) is the iron ore used to line the reverberatory furnace.

Fe2O3 + 3 C → 2 Fe + 3CO

Haematite is reduced by coke to wrought iron and the coke gets oxidised to CO.

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