Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is colorless, tasteless, and odorless. In large quantities, it can also be deadly. It has been referred to as a silent killer. Home carbon monoxide detectors became available in the 1990s.

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Carbon Monoxide

Why is carbon monoxide especially dangerous?

You can neither smell nor see it

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Does food contain carbon monoxide?

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is used in the food industry, not Carbon Monoxide (CO). CO2 can be used to create the fizzy bubbles in your soda or the vegetables you eat. The thing is, most of our food contains CO2 in it. Whether consumed directly, such as plants, or indirectly, such as humans eating plants, we all eat Carbon Dioxide. Carbon Monoxide, however, is not used in foods at all.

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What is the symbol for carbon monoxide?

The symbol for carbon monoxide is CO.

Carbon monoxide contains one carbon atom (C) and one oxygen atom (O).

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Is carbon monoxide causing global warming?

According to NASA "Carbon monoxide (CO) is a pollutant that affects methane, carbon dioxide, and tropospheric (lower atmospheric) ozone. It thus plays a role in both air pollution and climate change..."

https://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/briefs/shindell_09/

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What is the chemical symbol for carbon monoxide?

The chemical symbol for the carbon monoxide molecule is CO. i am a college level chemistry student and that 7th grader was wrong.

The chemical symbol C would represent Carbon. Carbon Monoxide- CO. Carbon Dioxide- CO2. It's that simple.

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How does carbon monoxide affect performance?

Carbon monoxide reacts with haemoglobin in blood to form carboxyhaemoglobin, which is a stable compound. This reduces blood's capacity to transport blood since less haemoglobin is available for transporting oxygen. Thus, it decreases performance.

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Deadly amounts of carbon monoxide can be released from which of the following?

Diesel engine exhaust

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Symbol of carbon monoxide?

CO

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Is carbon monoxide homogeneous or heterogeneous?

homogenous.

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Is carbon monoxide harmless?

Carbon monoxide is poisonous and can kill you, carbon dioxide is okay

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How Does carbon monoxide harm the environment?

In terms of blood and human anatomy category, carbon monoxide is bad for the body because the molecule attaches to blood and changes its molecular structure so that the blood is compromised and cannot bring oxygen throughout the body. Without oxygen, the body can no longer function. People who die from carbon monoxide poisoning end up with flushed, pink looking skin because carbon monoxide turns the blood into a very bright pinkish red.

In terms of global warming, I think carbon monoxide may be considered a greenhouse gas (that means it remains trapped in a layer of the atmosphere and produces heat and dangerous toxics), but I think it goes to say that something that can bond to our blood and kill us can certainly not be very good for the environment.

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Will carbon monoxide rise or fall indoors?

it will rise

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What is carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides made of?

Carbon monoxide is carbon and oxygen.

Nitrogen oxide is nitrogen and oxygen.

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What is the density of carbon monoxide?

In the gas phase (which is how it exist at room temperature and standard pressure), it will depend on the temperature and pressure.

See the Related Questions link about the Ideal Gas Law (the density is grams per volume, which can be found from moles per liter if you then use the molar mass to convert moles to grams).

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Is the bond energy in carbon monoxide low?

The bond strength for carbon monoxide (triple bond) is about 1070 kJ/m (see Wickipedia and http://www.wissensdrang.com/auf1cb2.htm). This is a very high bond strength--even greater than that for the triple bond in molecular nitrogen.

However, carbon monoxide is more reactive than nitrogen (see http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/Strasse/6671/n2/n2.html). That is a different issue.

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Carbon Monoxide

Do candles give off carbon monoxide?

No they give out C02 which is carbon dioxide

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What is the appearance of Carbon monoxide at room temperature?

This is a very very good question to ask.

Look at this website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_monoxide_detector

It will tell you that CO is invisible and you cant smell it but it can kill you.

SO, if the alarm goes off because it detects carbon monoxide, then you must leave the room immediatly. Many people die each year from carbon monoxide.

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What dangers does carbon monoxide pose to humans?

two things, carbon monoxide is a small and unstable gas. It may enter the blood stream as the body may detect it as an oxygen molecule and thus absorbing it. This would lowered our body oxygen level and thus making us weaker and with high concerntration it may cause fatality.

second, since CO is a radical and unstable, it may enter the blood stream and once make contact with our cell can change the cell stability and thus creating a cancer cell

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Is smoke carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide?

Smoke is mixture of both these gases and C particles along with other gases .

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What is the atomic mass of carbon monoxide?

roughly 28

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Is carbon monoxide a form of gas?

yes

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How many elements are in carbon monoxide?

There are two elements. Carbon is one, oxygen is the other. Carbon Monoxide=CO.

Co is cobalt genius.. and carbon monoxide cant be made up of its own element.

One element is carbon, the other is oxygen. That's why its MONoxide. theres only one molecule of oxygen instead of 2 in carbon DIoxide. sheesh

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What is a symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning?

headaches, vertigo, hallucinations, confusion

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Is carbon monoxide polar or non-polar?

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Why is Carbon Monoxide important?

Carbon monoxide is often produced by incomplete combustion, and it is toxic (since it binds to hemoglobin and renders it incapable of its normal function of oxygen transport).

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