what is goldschmidt aluminothermic process?

Asked by  | 22nd Mar, 2008, 08:17: PM

Expert Answer:

IT IS PROCESS IN WHICH  A mix of 3 parts or ferric oxide n 1 part of aluminium powder is taken in a crucible with hole at bottom n ignited using a ,mix of potasium chlorate n magnesium powder using a fuse of burning magnesium  

a vigorous reaction result in high temp n formation of molten iron n aluminium which drops down from hole so this process is used for welding broken iron girders or rails

it is called thermite process because mix of ferric oxide n aluminium is called thermite

Answered by  | 5th May, 2008, 06:39: PM

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