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Generally yes. Smelting is used to separate raw ores into their component pieces to extract the pure metal, and in most cases this will involve chemical reactions of some form.

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Yes, it is a chemical reaction.

Smelting is melting the metal out of its ore. Most ores are a chemical compound of the metal with other elements, such as oxygen (as an oxide), sulfur (as a sulfide) or carbon and oxygen together (as a carbonate). To produce the metal, these compounds have to undergo a chemical reaction. Smelting therefore consists of using suitable reducing substances that will combine with those oxidizing elements to free the metal.

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yeah it's a chemical reaction because: (to the best of my knowledge)

  • it undergoes combustion which is a kind of chemical reaction
  • it is irreversible
  • new products are formed

so yeah something like that

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It is a chemical process because iron metal is being extracted from iron compounds present in iron ore.

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No. It is a physical change.

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Iron melting is a physical change.

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