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Grade: 12

                        

why are sulphide ores converted to oxide before reduction?

6 months ago

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Saurabh Koranglekar
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6 months ago
Vikas TU
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Dear student 
The concentrated ore must be converted into a form which is suitable for reduction. Usually the sulphide ore is converted to oxide before reduction. Oxides are easier to reduce.
6 months ago
MANTHAN RAO
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Sulfides ores are changed to oxides because oxides undergo rapid reduction than sulfides.
Explanation:
*The main principle of conversion of ores into respective metal is that ores must be changed into such form which is suitable for a reduction.
*In the case of sulfide ores, it is very difficult to obtain elements because they don't support the reduction process.
*Thus it is converted into oxides and is then reduced to metal.
The process involved in isolation of metals from sulfide ore is as follows:
2)Sulfide ores to oxide ores
1)Oxide ores reduction into metals.
 
2 months ago
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