Goldschmidt process

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A method of extracting metals by reducing the oxide with aluminium powder, e.g.Cr2O3+2Al → 2Cr+Al2O3 The reaction can also be used to produce molten iron (see thermite). It was discovered by the German chemist Hans Goldschmidt (1861–1923).

Cr2O3+2Al → 2Cr+Al2O3

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