Chemistry- Blast Furnace

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The Blast Furnace

The Blast Furnace

In at the top goes limestone, iron ore, coke
limestone=calcium carbonate
iron ore=iron oxide

Hot air is pumped in the furnace at the bottom.

Then at the end of the furncae **** and molton iron come out of it.

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500 degrees

Then 500 degrees is near the top of the furnace. At 500 degrees Carbon Monoxide takes oxygen from the ore to leave iron.

word equation
iron oxide+ carbon monoxide -> iron+ carbon dioxide

symbol equation
Fe2O3+ 3CO -> 2Fe+3Co2

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1000 degrees

This is in the middle of the furnace. Here carbon dioxide is converted to carbon monoxide.

word equation
carbon dioxide+ carbon -> carbon monoxide

symbol equation
Co2+C -> 2CO

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The Blast Furnace

1500 degrees

This is near the bottom of the furnace. Here carbon dioxide is made.

word equation
carbon+oxygen -> carbon dioxide

symbol equation
C+O2 -> Co2

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The Blast Furnace


carbon- C
calcium carbonate- CaCo3
iron oxide- Fe2O3
carbon dioxide-C02
cabon monoxide-CO
iron- Fe
hot air/oxygen-O2

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A diagram would've helped to understand it better.

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