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

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May 11, 2017

Answer:

Carbon monoxide (#CO#) may be oxidized to #CO_2#.......

Explanation:

And we could represent the reaction by the following reaction:

#a.# #CO(g) + 1/2O_2(g) rarr CO_2(g)#

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

#b.# #CO_2(g) + H_2O(l) rightleftharpoonsHCO_3^(-)+H_3O^+#

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-"acid"#, as it is an electron-pair acceptor, as well as an electron pair donor, but this is another story.