Ozone /ˈoʊzoʊn/, or trioxygen, is formed by the combination of three oxygen atoms (triatomic form of oxygen).
Ozone (O3) is a highly reactive gas composed of three oxygen atoms that results in a bluish irritating gas with a pungent odor. It is both a natural and a man-made product that occurs in the Earth’s upper atmosphere (the stratosphere – it absorbs ultraviolet rays, thereby preventing them from reaching the surface of the earth) and lower atmosphere (the troposphere – an air pollutant), produced when an electric spark or ultraviolet light is passed through air or oxygen. Ozone can be used to oxidize, disinfect, bleaching, sterilizing water, purifying air, etc.
Appearance and Odor
Physical Ozone Properties
|Molecular Weight||47,98 g/mol|
|-192,2ºC / -314,5ºF / 80,7ºK|
|-111,9ºC / -169,4ºF / 161,3ºK|
Density at 0ºC
Solubility in Water at 0ºC
|-12,15ºC / 10,1ºF / 261ºK|