What burns to produce one product? What does not change litmus paper (either way)? a. carbon dioxide b. carbon monoxide

May 11, 2017

Carbon monoxide ($C O$) may be oxidized to $C {O}_{2}$.......

Explanation:

And we could represent the reaction by the following reaction:

$a .$ $C O \left(g\right) + \frac{1}{2} {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \rightarrow C {O}_{2} \left(g\right)$

Carbon dioxide is an acidic oxide...............

$b .$ $C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) r i g h t \le f t h a r p \infty n s H C {O}_{3}^{-} + {H}_{3} {O}^{+}$

And such solutions are slightly acidic.

But carbon monoxide does not undergo acid-base reaction in water. In coordination chemistry ""^(-)C-=O^(+) is often labelled as a $\pi - \text{acid}$, as it is an electron-pair acceptor, as well as an electron pair donor, but this is another story.