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carbon and its compound

Idea by Vishva Nath   |   added on Oct 11, 2011 08:21AM Suggestion Suggestion
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is this possible

is the molecule of CO4 and C2O6 POSSIBLE .

what is its name and structure ?????????

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Francesco Grillo
Oct 12, 2011 08:24AM

CO4 is the Carbon tetroxide. It's highly instable and it is only a intermediate in the oxygen exchange reaction from CO2 to O2. Obviously it's possible only at high temperatures, because carbon needs a lot of energy to share the 1s electrons, the closest to the nucleus.

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