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Fri September 23, 2011 By: Priyanshi Tyagi

Q. The reaction ofmetal X with ferric oxide is highly exothermic.Metal X is obtained from its oxides by electrolytic reduction. Identify X and write its reaction with ferric oxide.

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Tue September 27, 2011
The reaction of metal X with ferric oxide is highly exothermic and also metal X is obtained from its oxides by electrolytic reduction.
So metal X is Aluminium and its reaction with ferric oxide is:

2Al(s) + Fe2O3(s)  2Fe(s) + Al2O3(s) ;   H = - 850 kJ

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