Carbon monoxide gas is more dangerous than carbon dioxide gas. Why?

Asked by Abhisek | 1 year ago |  77

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Solution :-

Both carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) are emitted during the combustion of various fuels. Carbon monoxide is toxic in nature whereas carbon-dioxide is non-poisonous in nature. Carbon monoxide is deemed toxic since it forms a complex with haemoglobin (carboxyhemoglobin), which is more stable than the oxygen-haemoglobin complex. A range of 3–4% of carboxyhemoglobin can decrease the oxygen-carrying capacity of our blood. This can result in weak eyesight, headaches, cardiovascular disorders and nervousness. A little increase over the above concentration can even be fatal. Carbon dioxide is harmful only at very high concentrations.

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