Extraction of Iron and Aluminium: Extraction of iron, aluminium, and Tin, properties and uses, Alloys

SECOND TERM E-LEARNING NOTES

SUBJECT: CHEMISTRY

CLASS: SSS 3

 

Extraction of Iron and Aluminium: Extraction of iron, aluminium, and Tin, properties and makes use of, Alloys

 

 

WEEK 7


TOPIC: IRON AND ALUMINIUM

CONTENT:

1. EXTRACTION

2. TYPES AND USES

3. RUSTING OF IRON AND METHODS OF PREVENTION IRON

4. ALUMINIUM-EXTRACTION, PROPERTIES AND USES

Iron is a 3-D, block metallic and transition ingredient with atomic quantity 26. It has the image Fe with digital configuration of two, 8,14, 2 Iron is the second most considerable metallic discovered within the earth crust. It’s typically discovered as iron ore. Examples embody haematite (Fe O4) the commonness magnetite (Fe O4), pyrites (Fe S3) , spathic or siderite iron ore (Fe CO3), limonite (FeO3. H2O). It’s current as trioxosilicates (iv) in clay soils. It’s present in animal haemoglobin and plant chlorophyll. It may be present in Nigeria Anambra, Kogi and Edo state.

PERIOD 1: EXTRACTION

Iron ore is first roasted in air in a metal blast furnace in order that iron(III) oxide is produced. The iron (III) oxide is then combined with coke and limestone and heated to a really excessive temperature within the furnace. The substances are loaded into the furnace from the highest whereas a blast of scorching air is launched from the underside to the highest by small pipes. The temperature contained in the furnace varies from about 20000C close to the underside to about 2000C on the prime.

  1. The oxygen within the scorching air transferring up oxides the new coke coming right down to Carbon (iv) oxide

C(s) + O2(g) CO2(g)

  1. The CO2(g) is pressured as much as meet extra scorching coke which reduces it to carbon( II) oxide.

CO2(g) + C(s) 2CO(g)

  1. The CO then reacts with Fe2O3, lowering it to Fe

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

The molten iron shaped sinks to the underside of the furnace, and is tapped off. The limestone current decomposes at excessive temperature to yield calcium oxide,. Which then combines with the silicon (iv) oxide (impurity) to kind calcium trioxosilicated (iv)

CaCO3 CaO(s) + CO2(g)

SiO2(s) + CaO(s) CaSiO3(s)

Ca CO3 Ca(s) + CO2(g)

SiO2(s) + CaO(s) CaSiO3(s)

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EVALUATION

1(a) what’s the main impurity in iron ore haematite

(b) State the uncooked materials used within the blast furnace to take away the impurity in (a) above.

  1. State the precise perform or use of coke within the extraction of iron

PERIOD 2: TYPES AND USES

  1. Pig Iron: It’s obtained direct the blast furnace and is kind of impure. It incorporates 5% of carbon along with impurities like phosphorus, silicon and so on. The presence of impurities lowers the melting level from 15300C to about 12000C. Dig iron is difficult and brittle and can be utilized for industrial functions.
  2. Solid Iron: that is obtained from pig iron which has been re-melted with some scrap iron after which cooled. It has decrease impurities in comparison with pig iron. It’s brittle and can’t be cast or welded. it’s used for making objects similar to cookers. Stoves, radiators, lamp posts, railing, base of Bunsen burners and so on
  3. Wrought Iron: that is the purest type of industrial iron containing about 0.1% carbon. It’s obtained by heating forged iron in a furnace with haematite, Fe2O3. Carbon and sulphur are oxidized and eliminated as gaseous oxides throughout this course of.

2Fe2O3(s) + C(s) 3CO2(g) +4Fe(s)

2Fe2O3(s) + S(s) 3SO2(g) +4Fe(s)

EVALUATION

  1. State the several types of iron
  2. Checklist the makes use of of every kind of iron

PERIOD 3; RUSTING OF IRON AND METHOD OF PREVENTION

Rusting of iron resulted from the mixed motion of atmospheric oxygen and water. If the rusted floor is scraped off or eliminated, the uncovered half may also start to corrode (rust) if left uncovered to moist.

PREVENTION

  1. Coating or alloying with one other metallic like chromium that won’t rust or corrode shortly. Coating of iron with zinc is known as galvanization of iron
  2. Placing grease or oil on iron and metal components of machine
  3. Portray uncovered components of machine and automobiles.
  4. Utilizing of cheaper components for water of automobiles and ships.

PERIOD 4: ALUMINIUM

Aluminium- That is the third most plentiful components within the earth crust, being discovered abundantly as trioxosilicate (iv) in rocks and clays.

The principle supply of aluminium is the mineral known as banxite, Al2O3.2H2O . others are essential mineral contains:

Kaolin Al2O3 . 2SiO2 . 2H2O

Cryolite Na3AlF6

Corundun Ok2O, Al2O3, 6SiO2

Extraction of Aluminium

Aluminium is extracted by electrolysis of bauxite [Al2O3.2H2O]. Two phases are concerned within the extraction.

  1. Purification of bauxite: This entails heating the bauxite with NaOH resolution (caustic soda) to kind sodium aluminate (III) NaAl(OH)4 which is soluble.

Al2O3(s) + 2NaOH(aq) + 3H2O NaAl(OH)4(aq)

The ore impurities e.g. Iron (III) oxide, trioxosilicate (iv) will be filtered off as a sludge since they’re neither soluble nor react with NaOH.

Precipitation of hydroxide is made potential by seeding the filtrate with aluminium hydroxide crystals.

NaAl(OH)4(aq) Al(OH)3(s) + NaOH(aq)

Al(OH)3 crystals is filtered off . Washed dried and heated strongly to provide pure aluminium oxide Al2O3 (aluminium). The NaOH left is concentrated and reused.

  1. Electrolysis of aluminium (Al2O3): An iron container line with graphite (which serves as cathode) and graphite rods dipping into the electrolyte (serving as anode) constitutes the electrolytic cell. An answer of pure alumina in molten cryolite Na3AlF6 is the electrolyte. Temperature of about 950oC maintained by the electrolyte is made potential by the heating impact of the big present provided making the method very costly. Oxygen is given off on the anode which in flip burns away regularly as carbon (iv) oxide (CO2) therefore the anode is changed repeatedly through the course of; growing the fee.

Aluminium (molten kind) which settles on the backside of the cell is collected at intervals.

REACTION

At cathode

Al3+ + 3e Al (discount)

At anode

O2- O + 2e

O + O O2

Total response

4Al3+ + 6O2- 4Al(S) + 3O2(g)

Bodily properties

Look Silvery white stable
Relative density 2-7 (100)
Malleability and ductility Very malleable and ductile. Can roll into foil
Tensile power Average however excessive in alloys
Melting level 660oC
Conductivity Very poor conductor of warmth and electrical energy.

CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF ALUMINIUM

  1. Response with air

When a bit of aluminium sheet is expose to moist air, a skinny, steady coating of aluminium oxide is shaped which forestall additional assault of the metallic by atmospheric oxygen and water or steam below regular circumstances. Aluminium sheets are stated to be corrosion free. If the aluminium sheet is heated to 800oC and above, the remaining aluminium metallic will react with air to kind aluminium oxide, Al2O3 and the aluminium nitrite, AlN

4Al(s) + 3O2(g) 2Al2O3(s)

2Al(s) + N2(s) 2AlN(s)

  1. Response with non-metal: Heated aluminium combines immediately with the halogen, sulphur, nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon, with the evolution of warmth.

For instance

2Al(s) + 3Cl2(g) 2AlCl3(s)

  1. Response with acid: Aluminium reacts slowly with dilute hydrochloric acid however extra quickly with the concentrated acid to displace hydrogen.

2Al(s) + 6HCl (aq) 2AlCl3 (aq) + 3H2(g)

Aluminium doesn’t react with trioxosulphatate (vi) acid, Nevertheless, the new concentrated acid oxidizes it to liberate sulphate (iv) oxide.

2Al(s) + 6H2SO4(aq) Al2(SO4)3(aq) + 6H2O(l) + 3SO2(g)

Aluminium doesn’t react with trioxonitrare (v) acid at any focus as a result of formation of protecting layer of aluminium oxide. In consequence, aluminium containers are regularly used to move the acid.

  1. Response with alkali- Aluminium dissolves in each sodium and potassium hydroxides to kind a soluble aluminate (III) with evolution of hydrogen. For instance

2Al(s) + 2NaOH(aq) + 6H2O(l) 2NaAl[OH]4(aq) + 3H2(g).

Thus, washing soda isn’t used to wash aluminium vessel

REACTION WITH IRON (iii) OXIDE

Aluminium reduces iron (iii) oxide to kind molten iron. That is the response used within the thermal course of.

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

With aqueous ammonia: Acid just a few drops of aqueous ammonium to the unknown salt resolution. The formation of white gelatinous precipitate which is insoluble ib aqueous ammonia confirms the presence of aluminium ions.

Al3+(aq) + 3OH(aq) Al(OH)3(s)

Notice: lead II and zinc salt give comparable reactions. Nevertheless, lead II salt provides a white precipitate with concentrated hydrocloric acid, white aluminium salt don’t. Zinc salt provides a white precipitate with however then precipitate with aqueous ammonia however the precipitate dissolves in an extra of the reagent.

USES OF ALUMINIUM

Aluminium is used:

  1. As an alloy similar to duralumin (a combination of Al, Cu, Mg and Mn) aluminium bronze (a combination of Cu, Al). These alloys are utilized in vehicles, ships, air craft and transferring components of machine. Duralumin is used within the development of plane on account of its gentle weight.
  2. For cooking utensils
  3. In manufacturing electrical cables
  4. As a part of paint and
  5. In making foils for packing.

ASSIGNMENT:

WRITE SHORT NOTE ON ALLOY

GENERAL EVALUATION

OBJECTIVE TEST:

  1. Within the extraction of iron from its ore, coke, (a) acts as catalyst (b) manufacturing of carbon (iI) oxide (c) reduces the ore to iron (d) reduces the quantity of warmth
  2. The most typical ores of iron embody (a) haematite, malachite and limonite (b) Iron pyrite, calamine and bornite (c) malachite, challocite and bornite (d) limonite, bornite and haematite (e) haematite, limonite and magnetite
  3. Wrought iron is the (a) most impure (b) purest type of iron (c) type of iron containing (d) most brittle (e) type of iron containing 5% carbon
  4. Corrosion in iron is known as (a) rusting (b) galvanization (c) tarnishing (d) dimerization (e) neutralization
  5. The principle lowering agent within the extraction of iron is (a) coke (b) carbon(iv) oxide (c) carbon (ii) oxide (d) graphite

ESSAY QUESTIONS:

  1. Write quick notes on the next (i) forged iron (ii) Wrought iron (iii) pig iron
  2. (a) Give three (3) on a regular basis makes use of of iron (b) write an equation to point out the elimination of earthly impurities within the blast furnace throughout iron extraction

3.(a) Title the substance added to the blast furnace to take away impurities throughout extraction of iron. (b) state the precise perform or use of limestone within the extraction of iron.

  1. Checklist two strategies of stopping iron rust. (b) What’s rusting? (c) Title three (3) uncooked supplies utilized in blast furnace for the extraction of iron.

 

WEEKEND ACTIVITY

What’s the function of presidency in stopping chemical degradation laws

 

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