Iron is extracted from iron ore. Part of the process involves reduction of the ore with carbon monoxide. Iron ore contains iron oxide (#Fe_2O_3#). How would you write a balanced equation for the reaction of iron oxide with carbon monoxide?

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Nov 21, 2017

#Fe_2O_3(s) +3CO(g) stackrelDeltararr2Fe(l) + 3CO_2(g)#


And this is the effectual chemical reaction of our civilization. If you ever have a chance to tour a blast furnace (and most are in China and India now) do will feel very small.

And see this old answer.......