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    Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

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    Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Post by Ahmed on Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:25 pm

    Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Someone please answer, I have looked everywhere...


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    Re: Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Post by Ladien on Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:43 pm

    It is mostly carbon combined with other chemicals like ash. There is no set chemical equation.


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    Re: Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Post by Ahmed on Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:49 pm

    Then how am I supposed to answer this?

    When xharcoal is burned in oxygen, a gas is produced. That gas, according to what I found is carbonic acid. (?)

    How could I show this as an equaion?


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    Re: Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Post by Hassan on Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:15 pm

    This is very odd, I cannot find a set formula for charcoal. This article talks about the process, scroll down to read about charcoal.


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    Re: Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Post by Ahmed on Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:17 pm

    Ok how about this: Steel wool (7g) ina 2L beaker is burned...what will ahppen to the steel wool?


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    Re: Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Post by Hassan on Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:56 pm

    Maybe this will help.

    You have a weird chemistry (?) class!


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    Re: Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Post by Ahmed on Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:35 pm

    That wasn't helpful unfortunately Sad

    And this si for Chemistry Lab


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    Re: Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Post by Doc on Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:50 am

    Ahmed IV wrote:Ok how about this: Steel wool (7g) ina 2L beaker is burned...what will ahppen to the steel wool?

    No reaction ... we did this in chem lab a while back ... but be warned I kinda fell asleep and copied this offa some other kids so don't blame me if it's incorrect information Very Happy
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    Re: Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Post by Doc on Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:56 am

    I know that charcoal is basically carbon, so the equations will probably look like C (s) + O2 (g) -> CO2 (g) ... which makes the product carbon dioxide? lol Very Happy Honestly, this is the easiest chem question I have ever seen ..
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    Re: Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Post by Doc on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:03 am

    Ahmed IV wrote:Then how am I supposed to answer this?

    When xharcoal is burned in oxygen, a gas is produced. That gas, according to what I found is carbonic acid. (?)

    How could I show this as an equaion?

    umm carbonic acid isn't a gas ... and the chemical formula for carbonic acid is H2CO3 ...


    And I did a triple post ... nice afro see this is wat happens when u stay up late, now i feel all loopy and disoriented n sleep deprived X ) :x :affraid:

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    Re: Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Post by Nick Peter on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:31 am

    Ooo, I love chemical equations. Especially balancing them.

    But as for charcoal, you're not in luck. There are many variables (including what it's made out of).

    Also, carbonic acid is a liquid. It'd make sense if the charcoal were 100% carbon, and it were mixed with H2O. Because that (theoretically) makes H2CO3. C H2O > H2CO3. It's not balanced though.


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    Re: Chemical Equation for Charcoal?

    Post by Ahmed on Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:21 pm

    Yeah, this topic is done.

    My teacher just said that charcoal is just carbon. So I said ok, and I am fine with that Smile

    Thanks anyway Very Happy


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