Water gas

Water gas
Water gas \Wa"ter gas`\ (Chem.) See under {Gas}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Water gas — is a synthesis gas, containing carbon monoxide and hydrogen. It is a useful product but requires careful handling because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas is made by passing steam over red hot coke::C + H2O → CO + H2The reaction… …   Wikipedia

  • water gas — water gas, adj. a toxic gaseous mixture consisting chiefly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, prepared from steam and incandescent coke: used as an illuminant, fuel, and in organic synthesis. Also called blue gas. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • water gas — n. a fuel gas that is a poisonous mixture of hydrogen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen, made by forcing steam over incandescent coke or coal …   English World dictionary

  • water gas — vandens dujos statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis CO ir H₂ mišinys, gaunamas leidžiant vandens garus pro įkaitintas anglis. atitikmenys: angl. blue gas; water gas rus. водяной газ …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • water gas — /ˈwɔtə gæs/ (say wawtuh gas) noun a poisonous gas used for lighting, etc., made by passing steam over incandescent coal or other carbon fuel, and consisting of a mixture of various gases, chiefly carbon monoxide and hydrogen …   Australian English dictionary

  • water gas — n. colorless toxic gas that burns with an extremely hot somewhat blue flame and which is composed of a hydrogen and carbon monoxide mixture that has small quantities of other gases …   English contemporary dictionary

  • water gas — noun a fuel gas consisting mainly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, made by passing steam over incandescent coke …   English new terms dictionary

  • water gas — wa′ter gas n. chem. a toxic mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen used as an illuminant and fuel and in organic synthesis • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • water gas — See wet gas …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • water gas — noun a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide with small amounts of other gases; made by blowing steam over hot coke or coal • Hypernyms: ↑fuel, ↑gas …   Useful english dictionary

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