Fe2O3 (s) + 3 CO (g) 2 Fe (s) + 3 CO2 (g)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

3 CII - 6 e- 3 CIV (oxidation)

2 FeIII + 6 e- 2 Fe0 (reduction)

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

Reactants:

  • Fe2O3Iron(III) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
    • Other names: Ferric oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Hematite source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Ferric iron source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Red-brown solid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Reddish brown-to-black crystals or powder source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Reddish-brown solid. [Note: Exposure to fume may occur during the arc-welding of iron.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 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: 2019-09-02
  • COCarbon monoxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Carbon monooxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Carbonous oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Carbon(II) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Odourless tasteless colourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Colorless, odorless gas. [Note: Shipped as a nonliquefied or liquefied compressed gas.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02

Products:

  • Fe
    • Names: Iron source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Fe source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Element 26 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
  • CO2
    • Names: Carbon dioxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, CO2 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Carbonic acid gas source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Odourless colourless compressed liquefied gas source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Colorless, odorless gas. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas. Solid form is utilized as dry ice.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02