Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock () or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Car Racing

Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Monoxide

Search our library’s catalog with this term

A colorless gas having a faint sharp odor and a sour taste. It is one of the most important greenhouse gases linked to global warming. Carbon dioxide is used as a refrigerant, in fire extinguishers, for inflating life rafts and life jackets, blasting coal, foaming rubber and plastics, promoting the growth of plants in greenhouses, immobilizing animals before slaughter, and in carbonated beverages. (Source: Britannica)

Used for:

  • CO2

Broad Terms:

Search again