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        CO was decomposed under various conditions in presence of metallic Mo, its carbides or solid solution of Mo2C, and solid phases formed of carbides and C were examined by the X-ray method.  Mo2C is formed at 450-600; a very diffused diffraction line of C (002) is observed in the powder spectrogram of the reaction product at 600.  Mo and its carbides are not oxidized in CO at 450-800; CO flowing over the mixture of Mo2C and C is decomposed at 600, C itself having no catalytic property.  A new carbide phase, most probably MoC, is formed at 750.  At 750-800, the mixture of Mo2C, and C is formed, and CO is decomposed without the existence of metallic Mo; the reaction product at 650-700 contains, besides Mo2C, a metastable carbide phase.