from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An oxide with each molecule containing one oxygen atom.
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- n. any oxide containing a single oxygen atom in each molecule or formula unit
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An oxide containing one atom of oxygen in each molecule.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule
And I also proved that carbon monoxide is not deadly by sitting in a running vehicle for an hour.
I dunno that that's so -- carbon monoxide is almost exactly the same density as air, and the National Fire Protection Association code is fine with putting a detector on the ceiling so long as it's someplace you can hear it.
Carbon monoxide is a natural component of the atmosphere as well.
Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used: as an industrial solvent and coolant. in nuclear power plants. in the production of styrofoam. as a fire retardant. in many forms of cruel animal research. in the distribution of pesticides.
Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year.
Dihydrogen monoxide: is also known as hydroxyl acid, and is the major component of acid rain. contributes to the “greenhouse effect.” may cause severe burns. contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape. accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals. may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes. has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.
In this system, where poisonous carbon monoxide is converted to carbon dioxide, there is interplay between the structure of the solid and the reacting gases.
Carbon monoxide is created anytime a fossil fuel (such as gasoline, oil, wood or propane) is burned.
Also, carbon monoxide is heavy, so the vent hole should run down hill if possible.
The ventilating air should be taken from the side of the car as otherwise, carbon monoxide is likely to enter the air intake from the exhaust of the same or another car.