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:
- Color : Colorless
- Phase : Gas. 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
- 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 : 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 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:
- Chemical Formula : O. Oxygen gas (O2