A mixture of magnesium chloride and calcium carbide on heating giv | Filo

Class 12

Chemistry

Metallurgy

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

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A mixture of magnesium chloride and calcium carbide on heating gives magnesium metal. In this process calcium carbide is:

1. oxidising agent
2. reducing agent
3. neither oxidising nor reducing agent
4. dehydrating agent
Solution:

In the above equation is a reducing agent because undergoes reduction from to .This reduction is carried out by .

Hence option B is correct.
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