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Carbon Dioxide

Physical Characteristics:

  • a.k.a. Carbonic Acid Gas, Carbonic Anhydride

  • Formula - CO2

  • Colorless, odorless gas; faint acid taste; non-combustible

  • M.W. = 44.01; 27.29% C, 72.71% O

  • Density (gas) = 1.527

  • as solid, Dry Ice - temp. -78.5 degr. C.

  • Solubility in water - 88 ml/100 ml at 20 degr. C.

  • Less soluble in alcohol, other neutral organic solvents

  • Earth air conc. - 0.027% to 0.036% (v/v)



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