What are some carbon oxidation reactions?

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Aug 28, 2017

Answer:

The burning of coal.......

Explanation:

#C(s)+O_2(g)rarrCO_2(g)#

Carbon is oxidized to carbon dioxide......i.e. #C(0) rarrC(+IV)#. And such a process usually drives a turbine to supply electricity.

And the acidification of alcohol.....

#H_3C-CH_2OH +O_2 rarr H_3C-CO_2H+H_2O#

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.