Extraction of metals-Metallurgy Chemistry Notes
Extraction of Metals-Metallurgy :
“The process of extraction of metals from their ores is called metallurgy.” For the extraction of metals, various physical and chemical methods are used. These methods depend upon the nature of ore, properties of materials etc. The extraction of metals involves an individual procedure. The common steps involved in the metallurgy are as follow:
- Crushing and grinding of the ore
- Concentration of the ore
- Reduction of concentrated ore into crude metal
- Purification or refining of the metal.