4 CrO3 + 3 C + 6 H2SO4 2 Cr2(SO4)3 + 3 CO2 + 6 H2O

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

3 C0 - 12 e- 3 CIV (oxidation)

4 CrVI + 12 e- 4 CrIII (reduction)

C is a reducing agent, CrO3 is an oxidizing agent.

Reactants:

  • CrO3Chromium trioxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Chromic anhydride source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Chromium(VI) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Chromic acid (misnomer) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Dark red granular solid, deliquescent source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Odourless dark red deliquescent crystals, flakes or granular powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • C
    • Names: Carbon black source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Acetylene black source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Channel black source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Odourless black pellets or extremely fine powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Black, odorless solid. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
  • H2SO4Sulfuric acid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Oil of vitriol source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Sulfuric acid, concentrated (> 51% and < 100%) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, H2SO4 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Clear, colorless liquid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Odourless colourless oily hygroscopic liquid source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless to dark-brown, oily, odorless liquid. [Note: Pure compound is a solid below 51°F. Often used in an aqueous solution.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02

Products:

  • Cr2(SO4)3Chromium(III) sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Basic chromium sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Chromic sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Reddish-brown crystals (anhydrous), purple crystals (hydrated) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
  • CO2
    • Names: Carbon dioxide 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, CO2 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Carbonic acid gas source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Odourless colourless compressed liquefied gas source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless, odorless gas. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas. Solid form is utilized as dry ice.] 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