General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
A mixture of magnesium chloride and calcium carbide on heating gives magnesium metal. In this process calcium carbide is:
- oxidising agent
- reducing agent
- neither oxidising nor reducing agent
- dehydrating agent
Correct Answer: Option(b)
In the above equation is a reducing agent because undergoes reduction from to .This reduction is carried out by .
Hence option B is correct.