What type of  chemical reaction is this ?

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What type of  chemical reaction is this ?
« on: 21/11/2012 22:32:55 »
What type of chemical reactionis that involved extraction of metal from its ore ....

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Re: What type of  chemical reaction is this ?
« Reply #1 on: 22/11/2012 21:23:12 »
Almost always a reduction.
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Re: What type of  chemical reaction is this ?
« Reply #2 on: 23/11/2012 16:22:27 »
 i mean which type of chemical reaction  is it ...combination or
decompostion or single replacement
or double displacement

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Re: What type of  chemical reaction is this ?
« Reply #3 on: 23/11/2012 17:01:29 »
Isn't a lot of smelting taking an oxide and reacting it with carbon (or carbon monoxide).

Iron Oxide + Carbon --> Iron + Carbon Dioxide

As BC said, the Iron is reduced.  The Carbon is oxidized.