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Writing equations

  1. Jun 1, 2006 #1

    Aya

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    Carbon monoxide reacts with the iron (lll) oxide.
    Would it be like this...

    3Fe2 O3 + CO= 2Fe3 O4 + CO2
     
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  3. Jun 1, 2006 #2

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

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  4. Jun 1, 2006 #3

    Aya

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    ^ so would it be like this

    Fe3O + CO = 3Fe + CO2
     
  5. Jun 2, 2006 #4

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

    [tex]Fe_{2}O_{3} _{s} + 3CO_{g} \rightarrow[/tex]

    and in words;

    Iron(III) Oxide + Carbon Monoxide [itex]\rightarrow[/itex]

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  6. Jun 4, 2006 #5

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    so

    Fe2O3 + 3CO = 2Fe + 3CO2

    Is this right?
     
  7. Jun 4, 2006 #6

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    Spot on :biggrin:

    ~H
     
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