In air pollution chemistry and control, how is it that many common organic air pollutants such as methanol, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and phenol lose their oxygen ions and get converted ultimately to CO2 and H2O.
CH3OH --> CH4
CH2O --> CO2 + H2O
CH3CHO --> C2H4
C6H5OH --> C6H6
In each of these cases, where does the oxygen go and what causes it?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 8:07 pm ad1c9bdddf
This solution details the reaction of various aldehydes and alcohols in the atmosphere.