- 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
||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
||Oxygen is an odorless gas
||A tasteless gas
||A poor conductor of heat
||Slightly soluble in water,
alcohol and some other common liquids
||It is denser than air. The density of oxygen is
1.429 grams per liter
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)
||Does not burn
||Supports combustion but
does not burn
||Occurs in many compounds,
including water, carbon dioxide, and iron ore
||The common reaction in
which it unites with another substance is called oxidation
Oxides of some metals form peroxides by the addition of oxygen
- What are the Chemical Properties of Ozone?
Ozone soluble in alkalis and cold water
strong oxidizing agent
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)
Info about Oxygen Properties
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