Structure of carbon tetroxide
Carbon tetroxide is a highly unstable oxide of carbon with formula CO4 and a twofold dioxirane. It was proposed as an intermediate in the O-atom exchange between carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2) at high temperatures.
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