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YES!!! In the Blast Furnace.

CO is a powerful reducing agent , so it will reduce haematite to iron.

In the Blast furnace, CO2 is formed from the thermal decomposition of limestone(flux). However because there is an excess of carbon (C) in the form of coke, the coke and CO2 combine to form CO (Carbon Monoxide).

The carbon monoxide then reduces the haematite to iron, releasing CO2 in the process. The C , CO and CO2 then react in a cyclic manner inside the furnace.

3CO + F2O3 = 2Fe+ 3CO2

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Carbon monoxide reduce iron ores as oxides to iron and carbon dioxide.

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