carbon monoxide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carbon monoxide an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes
    • Carbon monoxide (Chem) See under Carbonic.
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Usage

In literature:

The flames are caused by the burning of carbon monoxide from the oxidation of carbon.
"The Iron Puddler" by James J. Davis
It wasn't carbon monoxide or illuminating-gas.
"The Silent Bullet" by Arthur B. Reeve
The air for producing the carbon monoxide (CO) gas was used at the temperature of the atmosphere.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XXI., No. 531, March 6, 1886" by Various
The chief of these gases is carbon monoxide.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Carbon dioxide forms carbon, carbon monoxide, and oxygen; hydrochloric acid forms chlorine and hydrogen.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
The liquefied carbon monoxide, allowed to regain its gaseous form, is used in an internal combustion engine to run the plant.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
This yields hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
Two officers were brought in last night from a sap where they were overpowered by carbon monoxide.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
Water gas is very effective as a fuel, since both carbon monoxide and hydrogen burn with very hot flames.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Carbon Monoxide in Flue Gas = 0.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Carbon dioxide, 27, 359; monoxide, 27.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
Gas, with an odor resembling carbon monoxide.
"Raiders Invisible" by Desmond Winter Hall
Now, 'white damp,' or carbon monoxide, is a horse of a different color.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
As it is, carbon monoxide is deadly poison.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
Carbon monoxide was pouring out, the deadly white damp, that kills as it strikes!
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Iron, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, 305.
"The Phase Rule and Its Applications" by Alexander Findlay
The development of a flame of this kind can be well studied in the case of carbon monoxide and air.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Formates are also produced by the action of moist carbon monoxide on soda lime at 190-220 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
There is also some ethylene, ethane and carbon monoxide, rarely exceeding 2 or 3%.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
It has already been stated that the oxygen of the air has no oxidizing effect upon blood contaminated by carbon monoxide.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
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In poetry:

The moon, too, abuses her subjects,
But in the daytime she is ridiculous.
Your dissatisfactions, on the other hand,
Arrive through the mailslot with loving regularity,
White and blank, expansive as carbon monoxide.
"The Rival" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Three people are hospitalized after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning .
Longview, TX — A Longview family is alive and well after a near-death encounter with carbon monoxide poisoning over the weekend.
According to Longview Fire Marshall Johnny Zachary, the Middleton's had been exposed to carbon monoxide since Thursday night.
Fall Weather Campers Using Portable Heaters Overnight Could Be In Danger of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Warns CampSafe.org.
Man dies from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning .
A Franklin County man was found dead Tuesday night, and preliminary results point to carbon monoxide poisoning .
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas that is produced by sources such as gasoline engines, diesel engines, and propane-fueled appliances.
Stillwater Township resident died of carbon monoxide poisoning .
Conditions at Julian Carroll Airport, KY. With temperatures dropping outside, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is expected to increase.
More than 400 Americans die every year from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning and more than 4000 Americans are hospitalized.
Two children found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning .
They woke up the next day in the hospital, the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning brought on by a malfunctioning furnace.
Tropical Storm Isaac to take steps to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning related to portable generators, according to Dr Cynthia Lewis-Younger, director of the Florida Poison Information Center.
Twenty people were taken to several different hospitals Tuesday after they were sickened by carbon monoxide, the Gresham fire chief said.
Five killed in Oxon Hill home by apparent carbon monoxide poisoning .
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In science:

The origin of carbon monoxide in Neptune’s atmosphere.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
Molecular H2 gas as traced by carbon monoxide, CO, is weakly detected in late-type (Young & Knezek spirals and edge-on simple disks 1989; Matthews & Gao 2001; B¨oker et al.
The Edge-On Perspective of Bulgeless, Simple Disk Galaxies
These authors have observed a 2 km s−1 blueshift of carbon monoxide absorption lines in the transmission spectrum of HD 209458b at the 2σ con fidence level, and have interpreted it as an evidence of day-tonight winds occurring in the 0.01 –0.1 mbar pressure regime.
The impact of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b
Carbon may become enhanced too, greatly affecting the chemistry in the cool stellar atmosphere (Teff ∼< 4000 K) if after binding carbon and oxygen into carbon-monoxide (CO) not oxygen but carbon remains to form more complex molecules.
Pulsating AGB stars in the LMC
The science carried out has concentrated on measurement of emission lines of atomic carbon and carbon monoxide from photodissociation regions, in both the Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud, which is well placed for observation from the South Pole.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
Detection of FIR water vapor, hydroxyl and carbon monoxide emissions from the supernova remnant 3C 391.
High excitation ISM and gas
In two cases, detection of the planet’s thermal emission (Charbonneau et al. 2005; Deming et al. 2005) has permitted to estimate the planets’ effective temperatures and Bond albedos, and to infer the presence of atmospheric water vapor and carbon monoxide.
Astrometric Methods and Instrumentation to Identify and Characterize Extrasolar Planets: A Review
CO, CCS, CS, N2 ), and second-order effects, changes created by the imbalance in the chemistry left primarily by the loss of gaseous carbon monoxide.
Cold Dark Clouds: The Initial Conditions for Star Formation
In this letter, we report observations of lines in the first overtone (v=2 → 0) band of carbon monoxide (CO) in HD 101412.
The narrow, inner CO ring around the magnetic Herbig Ae star, HD 101412
Carbon monoxide (CO) is the most commonly used tracer of molecular gas because its lines are the strongest and therefore easiest to observe.
Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies
Currently all pumping controls and carbon monoxide monitoring between the 4850 ft level and the surface interfaces locally to the fiber system by copper line, so that these functions can be monitored from the surface.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
FIXDMACS system: The FIXDMACS system is used to monitor, throughout the mine, the control pumps, fans, and other essential equipment, as well as carbon monoxide levels.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Subsurface gas detection: There are approximately 20 carbon monoxide monitoring stations located throughout the mine.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The sensor system described earlier permits rapid detection of carbon monoxide excesses, fires, etc.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The carbon monoxide detection system will be upgraded to a multi-gas system in the detector areas.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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