What is flux?

Asked by DEVESH KUMAR | 13th Nov, 2013, 09:27: AM

Expert Answer:

Flux is the substance added during the extraction of metals.On heating it reacts with the earthly impurities(gangue) to form fusible (molten) mass known as slag. They may be acidic or basic in nature.
 
Acidic flux are is used to remove the basic impurities.
 
For example silica.
 
 
 
Basic fluxes are used to remove acidic impurities
For example -Lime
 

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 13th Nov, 2013, 10:34: AM

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