The following reaction represents a possible mechanism for the graphitization of pure iron carbon alloys below the critical range.
(1) 2CO=C+CO2 (2) Fe3C + CO2 = 3Fe(alpha) + 2CO. Adding (1) and (2) gives (3) Fe3C =3Fe(alpha) + C
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Evans, Harry Parker and Hays, Anson
"The Graphitizing Behavior of Iron Carbide in Pure Iron Carbon Alloys for the Temperature Interval 700 to 1100 C,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 33(1), 171-172.
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