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. Why is zinc not extracted from zinc oxide through reduction using CO?

. Why is zinc not extracted from zinc oxide through reduction using CO?

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
7 years ago
zinc not extracted from zinc oxide through reduction using CO
Reducing agent should have more negative ΔG value. In case of zinc oxide ,Zn has more negative ΔG value then CO as you can see from elingum diagram, so it can not be reduced by CO.

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