CHEM - Extracting metals from ores

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Extracting metals from ores 

Metal ore 

  • type of rock 
  • contains wanted metal 
  • must have enough for it to be worthwhile to extract 
  • metal is usually combined with something (usually oxygen)
  • and other impurities 

1. Concentrate the ore - remove impurities 

2. Chemical reaction - remove oxygen 



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