Features of Carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide, CO, is a toxic and flammable gas.
Physical and chemical properties
Physical state: Compressed gas
Molecular weight: 28 g/mol
Carbon monoxide is used:
- together with synthesis gas, as a raw material for the production of polycarbonate, polyurethane and oxy-alcohols;
- in the production of metal-carbonyls;
- in calibration mixtures for environmental monitoring;
Stability and reactivity
It can form explosive mixtures with the air.
It can reacts violently with alkali