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Homework Help: Redox Reaction

  1. Feb 12, 2005 #1
    I'm wondering when the metal that is being reduced reacts, does it always end up by itself? Example:

    Carbon monoxide gas is passed over hot iron (III) oxide.
    (II) (III) (IV) (II)
    CO + Fe2O3 ---> CO2 + Fe

    When i first attempted this problem I got FeO instead of just Fe. So I am wondering will the reduce metal always end up just being an element like in this problem? Or is oxygen not listed in the answer because it is a spectator?
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  3. Feb 14, 2005 #2
    Sorry, I haven't learnt redox reaction or professional people on chemistry.
    But in this case, I will use carbon to reduce the iron oxide instead.
    According to my book, pure iron should be given out.
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