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What gas is released in the process of smelting?

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What gas is released in the process of smelting?

Smelting

Smelting is a process by which metal is extracted from ore. Some common metals that are smelted are iron, gold, copper, aluminum, and lead. Smelting is an ancient process, but modern technology has made mass production of useful metals much easier.

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Both carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide are released through smelting. The gasses form when oxygen in the air combines with the carbon in the reducing...

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