aluminothermy


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aluminothermy

(əˈluːmɪnəʊˌθɜːmɪ)
n
(Chemistry) a process for reducing metallic oxides using finely divided aluminium powder. The mixture of aluminium and the oxide is ignited, causing the aluminium to be oxidized and the metal oxide to be reduced to the metal. Also called: thermite process
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