How would you test for carbon dioxide?

2 years ago


1 Reply




Yvette Abbott

Need help with your studies? Find a qualified and experienced tutor on Sherpa.

Find a Tutor

1 Answer

Tara S Profile Picture

Verified Sherpa Tutor

Carbon dioxide is tested for by bubbling the unknown gas through limewater (i.e. an aqueous solution of calcium carbonate). If carbon dioxide is present in the gas, the liquid will turn to a cloudy colour.

An experienced and enthusiastic tutor with a PhD in Molecular Biology

Interested in booking a 1-1 lesson with me?

Click here to view my profile and send me a message.
More Chemistry GCSE Questions
Sherpa Badge

Need a Chemistry tutor?

Get started with a free online introductions with an experienced and qualified online tutor on Sherpa.

Find a Tutor