Two ores ‘X’ and ‘Y’ were taken. On heating,

Question:

Two ores ‘X’ and ‘Y’ were taken. On heating, ore ‘X’ gives CO2 whereas ore ‘Y’ gives SO2. What steps will you take to convert them into respective

metals ?

Solution:

Since the ore ‘A’ of the metal gives CO2 upon heating, it is some metal carbonate (MCO3). It can be converted to the metallic form as follows :

Since the ore ‘Y’ of the metal gives SO2 upon heating, it can be some metal sulphide (MS). It can be converted to the metallic form as follows :

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