water-gas reaction

water-gas reaction

[′wȯd·ər ¦gas rē‚ak·shən]
(chemical engineering)
A method used to prepare carbon monoxide by passing steam over hot coke or coal at 600-1000°C.
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In the water-gas reaction, 1 mole of C (12 lb) is required to decompose 1 mole of water (18 lb).