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?
The balanced equations are:
See the explanation for further information.
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
Carbon, such as in the form of charcoal, which is mostly carbon, will react with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide.