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Molten or aqueous ionic compounds can be electrically decomposed by passing a current through them. Known as electrolysis. Electricity is expensive and this process is maily used to extract reactive metals eg Al from Al O and in the purification of Cu.

plants are usually situated where cheap electricity is available near ports for importation of ores and near a good rail network for transportation of the metal. 

Aluminum is a light metal and is a good conductor of heat and electricity. Used for overhead elecrical cables, food packaging, blankets for…


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