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What is pig iron?

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asked Aug 21, 2016 in Chemistry by Rahul Roy (7,955 points)

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answered Aug 21, 2016 by Abhishek Kumar (14,688 points)

Pig iron is the intermediate product of smelting iron ore with a high-carbon fuel such as coke, usually with limestone as a flux.

Pig iron is the crude iron that is the direct product of the blast furnace and is refined to produce steel, wrought iron, or ingot iron.

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