LXI.—On the mode of burning of carbon

Harold Baily Dixon
1899 Journal of the Chemical Society Transactions  
MOST works on Chemistry describe the formation of carbonic acid, in the combustion of carbon, as due to a single and direct action between carbon and oxygen; they state, or imply, that carbonic oxide is only formed by a secondary action between carbonic acid and carbon. The evidence given in support of these statements is usually (1) the burning of the diamond in oxygen t o form carbonic acid without flame, and (2) the appearance of the lambent blue flame of carbonic oxide burning on the top of
more » ... rning on the top of a red hot coke fire.
doi:10.1039/ct8997500630 fatcat:2wfzsxwzyvghxdsqpzlrvnj2re