CARBON MONOXIDE (CO)
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas, yet very toxic to humans and animals.
It consists of one carbon atom and one oxygen atom, connected by a covalent double bond and a dative covalent bond. It is the simplest oxocarbon, and is an anhydride of formic acid.
Carbon monoxide burns with a blue flame, producing carbon dioxide. Despite its toxicity, coal gas, which was widely used before the 1960s for domestic lighting, cooking and heating, produced carbon monoxide as a byproduct.
Some processes in modern technology, such as iron smelting, still produce carbon monoxide as a byproduct.
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> CAS nr. 630-08-0
> Relative density: 0.97
> Standard Range: 0 - 1000 ppm
> Low Alarm Level (TWA): 30 ppm
> High Alarm Level (STEL): 60 ppm