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    timh98 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Jun 8, 2012, 10:16 PM
    What's the difference?
    What's the difference between carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide?
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    Curlyben Posts: 18,505, Reputation: 1860

    Jun 8, 2012, 11:47 PM
    One has 1
    One has 2
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    anthonyrichardc Posts: 28, Reputation: 5
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    Jun 9, 2012, 12:10 AM
    "Curlyben" is correct.

    To elaborate further:

    Carbon dioxide (chemical formula CO2) is a naturally occurring chemical compound composed of two oxygen atoms covalently bonded to a single carbon atom. It is a gas at standard temperature and pressure and exists in Earth's atmosphere in this state, as a trace gas at a concentration of 0.039% by volume.

    Carbon monoxide (chemical formula CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is slightly lighter than air. It is toxic to humans and animals when encountered in higher concentrations, although it is also produced in normal animal metabolism in low quantities, and is thought to have some normal biological functions.

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