iron(II) oxide vs iron(III) oxide in a thermite reaction

by lzrlightshow
Tags: ironii, ironiii, oxide, reaction, thermite
lzrlightshow is offline
Jan30-13, 10:06 PM
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hey guys
i am wondering what the difference between using Fe2O3 or FeO would be in a thermite reaction to produce aluminium oxide.
wouldn't the FeO produce a more energy since its enthalpy of formation is lower?

thanks for your answers!
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Pranav-Arora is offline
Jan31-13, 12:09 AM
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I am not sure about this but did you check out the ellingham diagram? This might give you the answer.
lzrlightshow is offline
Jan31-13, 07:31 AM
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alright, thanks.

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