Class 12 Chemistry P Block Elements Properties of di oxygen

Properties of di oxygen

  • It is colorless, odorless and tasteless gas.
  • It is soluble in water.
  • It is highly inflammable.
  • Chemical properties.
  • It is neutral to litmus solution.
  • It is supporter of combustion.
  • It oxidizes food and produce energy.
  • Reaction with metals :
  •  Mg + O2 ---> MgO
  •                    Magnesium Oxide
  •  Al + O2 ---> Al2O3
  •                     Aluminium Oxide

It also reacts with some compounds:

SO2  + O2  ---> SO3

NH3 + O2 --->  NO + H2O

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