Why is oxygen blown through the molten iron?

1 Answer
Jun 4, 2018

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


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)#