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

  1. 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!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. I am not sure about this but did you check out the ellingham diagram? This might give you the answer.
     
  4. alright, thanks.
     
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