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Although C and H are better reducing agents but they are not used to redues metallic oxides at high temperatures. Why?

Although C and H are better reducing agents but they are not used to redues metallic oxides at high temperatures. Why?

Grade:upto college level

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
7 years ago
Because at high temperatures, carbon and hydrogen react with metals to form carbides and hydrides respectively.Also see the Ellingham diagram for better explanation

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