i think it has got some affinity for oxygen
it is a strong reducing agent and grabs the oxygen from anywhere it fins it and is converted into carbon di oxide.
but all i want to know is what type of hybridization present in carbon monoxide!!
CO Carbon Mono Oxide is very highly reactive with oxygen to make carbon dioxide and which is very harmful for human beings
Fri 7 Dec, 2012 01:15 pm
No. CO does NOT react with oxygen to produce CO2. However, it does react with certain metals (e.a. Iron) which make it very toxic to inhale.
CO2 is NOT toxic, however, CO2 inhalation without O2 inhalation can lead to asphyxiation.
Fri 7 Dec, 2012 01:19 pm
Also, CO DOES NOT burn. It is a normal byproduct of incomplete combustion. (when there isn't enough oxygen for a proper combustion reaction, CO is formed instead of CO2)
I really only made an account on this website because I saw how wrong everybody was on this topic.