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Carbon is less reactive than magnesium or sodium. On the other hand Carbon, which is a non-metal, is more reactive than zinc and can be placed just above Zn in the reactivity series. Hence, carbon can reduce the oxides of zinc and all other metals below zinc to form metals but it cannot reduce oxides of sodium or magnesium.

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