Self-reduction of Cu2S to Cu can be carried out in

Self-reduction of Cu2S to Cu can be carried out in

  1. A

    Bessemer converter

  2. B

    blast furnace

  3. C

    both (1) and (2)

  4. D

    none of these

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    Solution:

    Matte is obtained in blast furnace and that contains mostly Cu2S and FeS. It is transferred to Bessemer converter where self-reduction takes place according to the following reactions. 

    2Cu2S+3O22Cu2O+2SO2;2Cu2O+Cu2S6Cu+SO2

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