# 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?

May 4, 2017

The balanced equations are:

$\text{2CO"+"O"_2}$$\rightarrow$$\text{2CO"_2}$ and

$\text{C+O"_2}$$\rightarrow$$\text{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 $\text{CO"_2}$

$\text{2CO"+"O"_2}$$\rightarrow$$\text{2CO"_2}$

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

$\text{C+O"_2}$$\rightarrow$$\text{CO"_2}$