In the production of iron what is the essential redox reaction that #Fe_2O_3# undergoes?

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Jan 1, 2016

#Fe_2O_3(s) + 3CO(g) rarr 2Fe(l) + 3CO_2(g)#


The reaction above is certainly a redox reaction, though it might not be the one you want. Can you write individual redox equations? Carbon is oxidized, and iron is reduced; from what state to what final state?