While extracting aluminium from bauxite(Al2O3.2H2O) can conc.H2SO4 be used to remove the water as it is dehydrating agent?

Dear student,
It can not be used because sulphuric acid is an oxidising agent. It may not convert the Al3+ ion into pure Al. It will remove water but also oxidises Al.

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Sorry it cant be used as Al2SO4 and 3 water molecules may form
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