Lakhmir Singh Solutions Class 10 Chemistry Solutions for Exercise in Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 Metals and Non Metals

Question 185 Exercise

(a) Name the method by which aluminium metal is extracted.

(b) Give the name and chemical formula of one ore of copper.

(c) How is zinc extracted from its carbonate ore (calamine)? Explain with equations.


(a) Electrolytic reduction is the method used to extract aluminium metal.

(b) Copper glance (Cu2S) is an ore of Copper.

(c) When calamine ore is heated strongly in the absence of air, it decomposes to form zinc oxide and carbon dioxide.

ZnCO3 → ZnO + CO2

Then, Zinc oxide is heated with carbon, and zinc metal is produced.

ZnO + C → Zn + CO

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