GCSE CHEMISTRY Extraction of Aluminium Electrolysis
The Extraction of Aluminium by Electrolysis. Extraction of Metals. Extraction of Aluminium.. Aluminium ore is called bauxite. Bauxite contains aluminium oxide, water, iron oxide and other impurities. The purified dry ore, called alumina, is aluminium oxide Al 2 O 3.. The alumina must be molten for electrolysis to work, since the ions are not free to move in the solid state.