# Silicon dioxide reacts with carbon to produce SiC and carbon monoxide. How do you write the balanced equation for this reaction?

##### 1 Answer
Jan 15, 2016

$S i {O}_{2} \left(s\right) + 3 C \left(s\right) \rightarrow S i C \left(s\right) + 2 C O \left(g\right) \uparrow$

#### Explanation:

The reaction is an redox reaction. I don't know how it is made industrially (though there is a substantial usage of $S i C$). I imagine this is a solid state reaction where materials are roasted on HIGH (approx. $1500$ ""^@C).