Why is oxygen blown through the molten iron?

1 Answer
Jun 4, 2018

Answer:

To produce the carbon monoxide reductant, and react with silica....

Explanation:

You should look up accounts of the blast furnace used in iron production, and here air, sometimes enriched with dioxgen is BLASTED thru a hot pile of iron ore, coke, and calcium carbonate.

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