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To remove oxygen from its chemical combination.
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Zn was mainly in the exchangeable and oxidizable forms while forms of deoxidize, silicate, and carbonate were in small portion.
Also CO will oxidize to C[O.sub.2] and N[O.sub.x] deoxidize to [N.sub.2] in this oxygen-deficient zone.
That was a scrupulous cleaning of all contact surfaces and then a rinse with citric acid solution (to clean, brighten and deoxidize the copper/bronze/brass surfaces).
Nitric acid alone or mixed with hydrochloric acid is used to deoxidize and remove scale.