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Chemical compound formed with two Oxygen and one Carbon atoms

  • Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound formed with two Oxygen and one Carbon atoms.
  • It is a naturally occurring chemical compound.
  • Almost all living organisms release Carbon dioxide as a part of Carbon cycle.
  • Plants release Carbon dioxide to a limited extent at night because photosynthesis does not occur at night.
  • Carbon dioxide dissolved in water will give a weak acid called Carbonic Acid.
  • It is colorless and in low concentrations, odorless too.
  • It was one of the first gases to be described as a substance distinct from air.
  • Carbon dioxide was first liquefied in 1823 by Humphry Davy and Michael Faraday.
  • It is a food additive used as a propellant and acidity regulator in the food industry.
  • It is used to produce carbonated Soft drink and Soda.
  • Human body produces approximately 2.3 pounds (1.0 kg) of carbon dioxide per day per person.
  • It is carried through the venous system and is breathed out through the lungs.
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