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Why isn't reduction of carbon used to extract aluminium from its ore?

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Aluminium is too reactive. That's why electrolysis is used to extract aluminium from aluminium oxide. See also https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zpcdsg8/revision/2.

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