Give reason
i. Metals replace hydrogen from dilute acids, whereas non-metals do not.
>ii. Carbonate and sulphide ores are usually converted into oxides during the process of extraction.

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i. Metals are electropositive in nature. They readily lose electrons. These electrons reduce the protons liberated from the acid to liberate hydrogen gas, whereas non-metals possess a tendency to gain electrons and hence they do not furnish electrons to protons liberated from acids. Hence H2 gas is not liberated.
ii. As it is easier to reduce metal oxides to metal, prior to reduction, metal sulphides and carbonates must be converted to oxides.
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