Fe2O3 (s) + 2 Al (s) 2 Fe (s) + Al2O3 (s)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 Al0 - 6 e- 2 AlIII (oxidation)

2 FeIII + 6 e- 2 Fe0 (reduction)

Al is a reducing agent, Fe2O3 is an oxidizing agent.

Reactants:

  • Fe2O3Iron(III) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Other names: Ferric oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Hematite source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Ferric iron source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Red-brown solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Reddish brown-to-black crystals or powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Reddish-brown solid. [Note: Exposure to fume may occur during the arc-welding of iron.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02; A fine, red powder of ferric oxide. [Note: Usually used in cake form or impregnated in paper or cloth.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
  • Al
    • Names: Aluminum source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Aluminium powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Al source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Silvery-white-to-grey powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Silvery-white, malleable, ductile, odorless metal. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02

Products:

  • Fe
    • Names: Iron source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Fe source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Element 26 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
  • Al2O3
    • Names: Aluminium oxide (Aluminum oxide) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Aluminum oxide source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Aluminium oxide source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; White powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; White, odorless, crystalline powder. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02