Carbon monoxide is produced by complete burning of fuels such as coal, petrol, diesel. State true or false. Correct if wrong statement.

True. Correct statement – Carbon monoxide is produced by incomplete burning of fuels such as coal, petrol, diesel.

Explanation

Carbon monoxide, otherwise known as CO, is a colourless, odour-free gas which is highly toxic and can cause acute illness and, in worst-case scenarios, death. The gas is made up of carbon and oxygen.CO is produced by the incomplete burning of carbon-containing fuels, such as coal, oil, charcoal, wood, kerosene, natural gas and propane.

  • Common sources of carbon monoxide in the workplace are warehouses, which operate propane-powered forklift trucks, floor polishers and space heaters, gas-powered concrete cutters, pressure washers and air compressors

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