# What are some carbon oxidation reactions?

Aug 28, 2017

The burning of coal.......

#### Explanation:

$C \left(s\right) + {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \rightarrow C {O}_{2} \left(g\right)$

Carbon is oxidized to carbon dioxide......i.e. $C \left(0\right) \rightarrow C \left(+ I V\right)$. And such a process usually drives a turbine to supply electricity.

And the acidification of alcohol.....

${H}_{3} C - C {H}_{2} O H + {O}_{2} \rightarrow {H}_{3} C - C {O}_{2} H + {H}_{2} O$

Sometimes you open a bottle of vino, and you get the unmistakable smell and taste of vinegar - the seal on the cork was unsound, and allowed entry of oxygen.