Compound Carbon Dioxide

Meghan McBane
Block 3

Formula: CO2

Hill System Formula: C1O2

CAS Registry Number: [124-38-9]

Formula Weight: 44.01

Class: Oxide

Synonyms: carbon oxide

Carbon(IV) oxide

Physical Properties:

  • Colour: colourless
  • Appearance: gas
  • Melting point: -56.5°C (triple point)
  • Boiling point: -78°C
  • Density: 1.9 kg m-3 (gas)

Physical Properties

  • Melting Point : -55.6 degC
  • Boiling Point : -78.5 degC
  • Density : 1.977

How to make compound:

  • Combine 1 carbon atom and 2 oxygen atoms
  • Plants produce it in photosynthesis
  • Humans breathe out carbon dioxide
  • Result waste of burning fossil fuels like coal

Uses for compound:

  • Food Industry
  • Carbonate drinks
  • Cools flour and dough
  • CO2 Snow
  • Freezing and chilling
  • Greenhouse growing
  • Meat mixing
  • Health
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Oil and Gas
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Well hydraulic fracturing
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Screening
  • Washing
  • Water and Wastewater treatment
  • pH control
  • Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Welding Processes
  • Etc. Industries
  • Chemicals
  • Electronics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotechnology

Hazards:

  • CO2 can rise to the air and cause headaches, dizziness, confusion, and loss of consciousness.

Environmental Hazards:

  • Carbon Dioxide has a big impact on the world. The compound is a result of the burning of fossil fuels, which causes global warming.

Citations

"Carbon Dioxide." WebElements Periodic Table of the Elements. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.

"Google Earth & Environmental Problems and Solutions." Google Earth Environmental Problems and Solutions RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.

Compound Carbon Dioxide. N.d. N.p.

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