Elements and Compounds

What is carbon dioxide?

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2016-02-03 07:51:04

Carbon Dioxide is a gas, a molecule, which has one Carbon atom

and two Oxygen atoms.



Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, emitted from fossil fuels - the

principal driver of climate change - levels of which have

accelerated globally at a far greater rate than expected over

recent years, according to a paper published in the Proceedings of

the National Academy of Sciences.


A colorless, odorless, incombustible gas, CO2, present in the

atmosphere and formed during respiration, usually obtained from

coal, coke, or natural gas by combustion, from carbohydrates by

fermentation, by reaction of acid with limestone or other

carbonates, or naturally from springs: used extensively in industry

as dry ice, or carbon dioxide snow, in carbonated beverages, fire

extinguishers, etc.

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