Carbon monoxide (CO)

Carbon monoxide (CO),

Definition of Carbon monoxide (CO):

  1. Colorless, odorless, combustible, and lethal gas produced by incomplete combustion of fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, petroleum), biomass, and carbon containing products (such as wood). CO is a hematopoietic agent because hemoglobin in blood can absorb it 200 times more than oxygen. Therefore, specially in closed spaces, CO works as an asphyxiant by drastically depleting the bloods ability to carry oxygen.

  2. A colourless, odourless toxic flammable gas formed by incomplete combustion of carbon.

How to use Carbon monoxide (CO) in a sentence?

  1. Other trace gases include methane, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and ozone.

Meaning of Carbon monoxide (CO) & Carbon monoxide (CO) Definition