# Equations for Carbon Monoxide and Iron (III) Oxide Reaction

• Aya
In summary, the conversation is about the reaction between carbon monoxide and iron (III) oxide. The final balanced equation is Fe2O3 + 3CO = 2Fe + 3CO2. This reaction is carried out in a blast furnace to produce iron.
Aya
Carbon monoxide reacts with the iron (lll) oxide.
Would it be like this...

3Fe2 O3 + CO= 2Fe3 O4 + CO2

Not quite. Would it help if I said this reaction is carried out is a blast furnace to produce iron?

~H

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^ so would it be like this

Fe3O + CO = 3Fe + CO2

Aya said:
^ so would it be like this

Fe3O + CO = 3Fe + CO2

No, but your getting warmer. I start by writing the reantant side for you;

$$Fe_{2}O_{3} _{s} + 3CO_{g} \rightarrow$$

and in words;

Iron(III) Oxide + Carbon Monoxide $\rightarrow$

~H

so

Fe2O3 + 3CO = 2Fe + 3CO2

Is this right?

Aya said:
so

Fe2O3 + 3CO = 2Fe + 3CO2

Is this right?

Spot on

~H

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