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How is carbon used in reduction?

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Another definition of reduction is gain of oxygen. If the metal in the metal oxide is below carbon in the reactivity series, a reduction reaction takes place during which carbon is reduced forming carbon dioxide leaving behind the pure metal. Iron can be extracted that way from iron oxide.

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