Iron and steels

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  • The iron produced from a blast furnance only contains 96% iron and is called pig iron.
  • Carbon is an impurity which is present in the pig iron.
  • This makes pig iron brittle and hard.
  • Removing the carbon makes the iron too soft for many uses as pure iron has a regular arrangement of atoms which can easily slide over each other.
  • So…

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