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Coke

furnaces carbon

Coke, form of amorphous carbon that is left when bituminous coal is burned in special furnaces to remove volatile constituents. In the United States coke is used primarily as a fuel in metallurgy, especially in blast furnaces to extract metal from ores.

See also: Carbon.

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