electrolysis of metal ores

  • Created by: rxbyw
  • Created on: 21-02-19 19:45

if metal is too reactive to be reduced with carbon electrolysis is used

electrolysis is expensive because a lot of energy is needed to melt the ore and produce current

main ore of aluminium is bauxite

it is mined and purified to give aluminium oxide and the aluminium is extracted by electrolysis

aluminium oxide has a high melting point of 2000 degrees so to save money and energy the…


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