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Tell me role of Silica in Metallurgy of Copper "?

Tell me role of Silica in Metallurgy of Copper "?

Grade:12

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shubham chhabra
31 Points
8 years ago
during the process of extraction of pure copper from copper pyrite,SiO2 acts as acidic flux which combines with iron oxide(FeO) to form iron silicate(FeSiO3). CuFeS2 + heat ---> Cu2s + FeS + SO2 FeS + O2 ----> Feo FeO + SiO2 ----> FeSiO3

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