What are the balanced equations for the reaction between #"CO"# and #"O"_2"#, and the reaction between #"C + O"_2"#? What type of reactions are they?

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May 4, 2017

Answer:

The balanced equations are:

#"2CO"+"O"_2"##rarr##"2CO"_2"# and

#"C+O"_2"##rarr##"CO"_2"#

See the explanation for further information.

Explanation:

They are both combustion and synthesis reactions.

Carbon monoxide is a product of incomplete combustion, along with carbon dioxide and water. If more oxygen is available, the carbon monoxide will react with oxygen and form #"CO"_2"#

#"2CO"+"O"_2"##rarr##"2CO"_2"#

Carbon, such as in the form of charcoal, which is mostly carbon, will react with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide.

#"C+O"_2"##rarr##"CO"_2"#