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Reduction of Zn with C


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Can i reduce zinc oxide with carbon powder ??


Well yes it is posible because i googled it but is it actuly posible for amature

like myself ??


At what temp would the reaction start ??


Will the reaction give off enough Heat to continue the reaction like thermite eg can i have a mix of ZnO and C powder then just ignite with magnessium ribbon ??


The heat of the reaction will vapourise zinc produced ??


Any catalists that could help??


I am doing this to get zinc as the end product .is there an easier way to reduce ZnO ???


Thanx for any help

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