Oxygen

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Discovery

Joseph Priestly and Carl Wilhelm Scheele both found oxygen by themselves.They produced oxygen by heating mercuric oxide. Priestly gets most of the credit.





Priestly>www.biography.com

Properties of Oxygen

Highly reactive,can combine with a lot of different elements , and it supports combustion


Properties of nonmetals: Highly electronegative, poor thermal conductors, brittle solids, gains electrons easily, and has a lower melting point.

Uses!!

Oxygen is used to make acids ,like sulfuric acid, it can be used for cutting wood or welding, and liquid oxygen is used for rocket fuel and to help people breathe .

Compounds

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Reaction types

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Bonding:

Dioxane C4H8O

C: 8.3%

H:2.7%

O: 88.8%

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