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Dry Ice: Carbon Dioxide

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Dry ice is the solid form of Carbon Dioxide which is also called CO2. It has an acidic odor and is opaque. In its solid form dry ice is slightly acidic forming carbonates and bicarbonates when it has a reaction with basic oxides and bases.It also forms carbonic acid when it comes in contact with water. Dry ice is not flammable. Due to its inflammability and and other properties of dry ice it is used in fire extinguishers. It is also used in many industrial production situations such as industrial cleaning, packing and shipping, and in many processing situations. When dry ice is dissolved in a liquid it creates a reaction that changes the chemical composition of the dry ice. When it reacts with basic oxides it forms carbonates and bicarbonates.
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