Oxygen

8
O
15.9994(3)

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Helps in the making of combustion

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
O oxygen 8 15.9994(3) 16

Description

Standard State: gas at 298 K
Color: colorless as a gas, liquid is pale blue colorless

Oxygen is the third most abundant element. It is found in the sun and plays a vital part in giving the sun energy.  In humans, almost 2/3 of the body weight is made up of Oxygen.   Ozone (O3), a form of oxygen, is formed by ultraviolet light.