difference between aluminothermi and thermit reation 

 Aluminothermic reaction are exothermic chemical reaction using aluminium as the reducing agent the process is industrially useful for production of alloys of iron 
The thermite reaction is the reaction of metal oxide with the aluminium. The aluminium acts as a reducing agent and the reaction is highly exothermic and hence called a thermite reaction.
The aluminium reduces the oxide of another metal, most of the times, it is iron oxide (FeO) because aluminium is highly reactive. The reaction involved can be shown as:
Fe2O3 + 2Al → 2Fe + Al2O3


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Thermite is a pyrotechnic composition of metal powder, which serves as fuel, and metal oxide. When ignited by heat, thermite undergoes an exothermic reduction-oxidation reaction
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