Write the net chemical equation for the reaction?
Asked Feb 19, 2010, 04:12 PM
Oxidation of NO to NO2 ― one of the reactions in the production of smog ― appears to involve carbon monoxide. A possible mechanism is
CO + * OH --> CO2 + H *
H * + O2 --> HOO *
HOO * + NO --> * OH + NO2
(The formulas with stars(*) represent extremely reactive species with unpaired electrons and are called free radicals).
I need to write the net chemical equation for this reaction.
Please help me how to do it..
CO + O2 + NO ---------> CO2 + NO2?