CH2 + O2 CO + H2O

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

C-II - 4 e- CII (oxidation)

2 O0 + 4 e- 2 O-II (reduction)

CH2 is a reducing agent, O2 is an oxidizing agent.

Reactants:

  • CH2
    • Names: Methylene radical source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Carbene source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
  • O2
    • Names: Dioxygen source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Oxygen source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Oxygen (liquefied) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Odourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Liquefied gas. colourless-to-blue extremely cold liquid source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • COCarbon monoxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Carbon monooxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Carbonous oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Carbon(II) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Odourless tasteless colourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless, odorless gas. [Note: Shipped as a nonliquefied or liquefied compressed gas.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
  • H2OWater, oxidane source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Water (H2O) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen hydroxide (HH or HOH) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27