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Why can't all metal oxides be reduced by a redox

  1. Feb 4, 2016 #1
    how come they all cannot be reduced by a reducing agent such as hydrogen or carbon, why is it that only some can, the only thing i came up with is that, only those metals that are listed under the activity series can.
     
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  3. Feb 4, 2016 #2

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    Google "Goldschmidt reaction."
     
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