Oxygen

'It's everywhere.........literally"

What Is It?

By definition Oxygen is a colorless, odorless reactive gas, the chemical element of atomic number 8 and the life-supporting component of the air. Oxygen can be found in about 20 percent of the earth's atmosphere, therefore making it the most abundant element in the earth's crust.

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Liquid Oxygen at work......

Liquid Oxygen (slow motion) - Periodic Table of Videos

Where can we find it?

Oxygen can literally be found anywhere. Oxygen can be found in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water that we drink. However, Oxygen can be found in some less thought of places as well. The first example is can be found in rust and ore. Another example is oxygen can be found in most green plants as a by product (you know, the old we give plants CO2 they give us oxygen). Lastly, oxygen can be found in the bloodstreams of all living animals.
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Who discovered it?

"When Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in 1774, he answered age-old questions of why and how things burn. An Englishman by birth, Priestley was deeply involved in politics and religion, as well as science. When his vocal support for the American and French revolutions made remaining in his homeland dangerous, Priestley left England in 1794 and continued his work in America until his death." (www.acs.org/)

Here is what oxygen is capable of........

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Time-lapse of rust on steel
Oxygen
Oxygen (version 1) - Periodic Table of Videos

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