# Balance the equation: C + Fe2O3 → Fe + CO ?

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#### Explanation:

And this is a redox equation in which carbon (as coke) is oxidized to

How could we do this reaction systematically.....?

i.e. the reduction half-equation.....

And there is a corresponding oxidation equation........

And we add these reactions in a way so as to eliminate the electrons which are included as virtual particles of convenience......

And so

To give finally.......

Which is the same as we got before. These reactions are performed in the manufacture of iron and steel....and there are extensive data on these sorts of reactions.