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Describe characteristics and uses of coke.

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The characteristics of coke are as follows:

  • It is a tough, porous and black substance.
  • It is an almost pure form of carbon.
  • It is made by heating coal in the absence of air.

The uses of coke are as follows:

  • It was used for domestic heating in the past.
  • It is used for the extraction of metals.
  • It is used in the manufacture of steel.
  • It is used as a fuel.
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