Oxygen Properties - What are the Physical Properties of Oxygen?
What are the Physical Properties of Oxygen? The Physical properties of Oxygen are the characteristics that can be observed without changing the substance into another substance. Physical properties are usually those that can be observed using our senses such as color, luster, freezing point, boiling point, melting point, density, hardness and odor. The Physical Properties of Oxygen are as follows:
What are the Physical Properties of Oxygen?
Oxygen changes from a gas to a liquid at a temperature of -182.96°C (-297.33°F) when it takes on a slightly bluish color
Liquid oxygen can then be solidified or frozen at a temperature of -218.4°C
|*Allotropic||There are several known allotropes including molecular oxygen O2 (aka normal atmospheric oxygen, dioxygen or triplet oxygen) and ozone (O3)|
Ozone is a colorless gas
|Odor||Oxygen is an odorless gas|
|Taste||A tasteless gas|
|Conductivity||A poor conductor of heat and electricity|
|Solubility||Slightly soluble in water, alcohol and some other common liquids|
|Density||It is denser than air. The density of oxygen is 1.429 grams per liter|
|Viscosity ||Resistance to flow - stickiness. The viscosity is 189 millipoises (at 0°C). |
*Allotropic - Allotropes are forms of an element with different physical and chemical properties occurring in two or more crystalline forms in the same physical state.
Oxygen Properties - What are the Chemical Properties of Oxygen?
What are the Chemical Properties of Oxygen? They are the characteristics that determine how it will react with other substances or change from one substance to another. The better we know the nature of the substance the better we are able to understand it. Chemical properties are only observable during a chemical reaction. Reactions to substances may be brought about by changes brought about by burning, rusting, heating, exploding, tarnishing etc. The Chemical Properties of Oxygen are as follows:
What are the Chemical Properties of Oxygen?
Oxygen gas (O2)
|Flammability||Does not burn|
|Combustion||Supports combustion but does not burn|
|Compounds||Occurs in many compounds, including water, carbon dioxide, and iron ore|
|Oxidation||The common reaction in which it unites with another substance is called oxidation|
Oxides of some metals form peroxides by the addition of oxygen
Ozone Properties - What are the Chemical Properties of Ozone?
|Ozone||Ozone soluble in alkalis and cold water|
|Oxidation||A strong oxidizing agent|
|Reactivity||Can be produced by electric discharge in oxygen or by the action of ultraviolet radiation on oxygen in the stratosphere (where it acts as a screen for ultraviolet radiation)|
Facts and Info about Oxygen Properties
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