For example, research has shown that most carbon-monoxide alarm incidents are triggered by a malfunctioning furnace.
His team of engineers set to work on a new device, a combination smoke and carbon-monoxide detector.
The gases which ascend from the fire consist largely of "carbon-monoxide," a burnable gas with lots of heat still left in it.
Take as an illustration, the part played by water in determining the explosion of oxygen and carbon-monoxide gas.
Producer-gas, pro-dū′sėr-gas, n. a mixture of hydrogen and carbon-monoxide diluted with nitrogen.
carbon monoxide n.
A colorless, odorless, highly poisonous gas that is formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon or of a carbonaceous material, such as gasoline.
|carbon monoxide |
A colorless, odorless gas formed when a compound containing carbon burns incompletely because there is not enough oxygen. It is present in the exhaust gases of automobile engines and is very poisonous. Chemical formula: CO.
Note: Carbon monoxide is usually formed when materials burn; it is found, for example, in automobile exhaust.
Note: Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be fatal to human beings if inhaled.