Carbon Monoxide

A colourless gas that is very poisonous as it combines with the haemoglobin in blood forming a stable compound so reducing the ability to carry oxygen. Present in car exhaust fumes and cigarette smoke. Compression ignition (diesel) engines generate significantly lower CO emissions than spark ignited engines.


Symbol
CO

Also known as
Carbonic Oxide

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Density 1.25 kgm-3Clip
Boiling Point 81 KClip
Specific heat capacity 1050 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Latent heat of evaporation 211000 Jkg-1Clip
Ratio of Specific Heats 1.404 Clip
Thermal conductivity 0.0232 Wm-1K-1Clip
Refractivity 0.000338 Clip
Viscosity 0.0000166 Nsm-2Clip
Kinematic Viscosity 0.00001328 m2s-1Clip
Critical Temperature 134 KClip
Critical Pressure 3500000 PaClip
Critical Volume 0.0000931 m3mol-1Clip
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See also: Carbon, Carbon Dioxide, Oxygen.

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Subjects: Chemistry


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EU Air Quality Standards Summary of the European Union body of legislation which establishes health based standards and objectives for a number of pollutants in air.