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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.