At what temperature does CO react with O2?

If I release CO in a normal room, 1atm, 20C, 20% O2 in the air, would the CO automatically burn, or would CO and O2 be able to coexist?

1 Answer

  • 3 months ago

    CO and O2 coexist at room temp and higher. That is not the same as saying they don't react at all at such temps. Heat accelerates many chemical reactions, but there is no fixed temperature required for the reaction to happen.

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