Carbon Monoxide Formula

Carbon monoxide formula is one of the most simple and easy formulas that students can remember without thinking twice. While the formula may be easy but when we talk about carbon monoxide there are some key things to know. The chemical compound is an odourless, colourless and tasteless gas which has the potential to become toxic. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas because it has a great combining affinity with haemoglobin wherein a higher concentration of this gas in living beings will lead to oxygen deprivation leading to dizziness, unconsciousness and even death. Carbon monoxide poisoning has been reported in many instances. It is also a highly flammable gas.

Carbon Monoxide Chemical Formula

Carbon monoxide consists of one oxygen atom and one carbon atom which are further attached together by a triple bond consisting of two covalent bonds and one dative covalent bond. The chemical formula of carbon monoxide is given as CO.

Formula CO
Molar Mass 28.01 g/mol
Density 1.14 kg/m³
Melting Point -205 °C
Boiling Point -191.5 °C

Carbon Monoxide Structural Formula

Carbon monoxide structural formula is given as;

Carbon Monoxide Structural Formula

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