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Grade: 12

                        

why are sulphide ores converted to oxide before reduction?

why are sulphide ores converted to oxide before reduction?

10 months ago

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Saurabh Koranglekar
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10 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.
10 months ago
MANTHAN RAO
46 Points
							
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.
 
6 months ago
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