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Chapter 14, Problem 24E
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What are the chemical similarities among the following processes?

a. the refining of iron ore to iron

b. photosynthesis

c. the Haber process

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The chemical similarities of each process are to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

The chemical reaction in which oxidation process and reduction process take place simultaneously, is called a redox reaction.

Oxidation is the addition of an electronegative element or the removal of an electropositive element in a chemical reaction.

Reduction is the addition of an electropositive element or the removal of an electronegative element in a chemical reaction.

Explanation of Solution

a) The refining of iron ore to iron

The equation for the reaction of Fe2O3 with CO is as follows: 3Fe2O3+9CO6Fe+9CO2

3Fe2O3 + 9CO 6Fe + 9CO2

An oxidizing agent gains electrons easily and a reducing agent that loses electrons easily in a chemical reaction.

3Fe2+3O32+9C+2O26Fe0+9C+4O22

In this chemical reaction, the oxidation state of C in CO is increased from +2 to +4 and loss of electrons occurs. Therefore, CO is the reducing agent.

In this chemical reaction, the oxidation state of Fe in Fe2O3 is reduced from +3 to 0 and gain of electrons occurs. Therefore, Fe2O3 is the oxidizing agent.

Hence, the refining of iron ore to iron is a redox reaction.

b) Photosynthesis

The chemical equation for photosynthesis is as follows:

6CO2+6H2OC6H12O6+6O2

An oxidizing agent gains electrons easily and a reducing agent loses electrons easily in a chemical reaction

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