Oxidation Power Of Ozone

Unleash the power of ozone, a colorless gas composed of three oxygen atoms, residing in the upper reaches of our atmosphere. Dubbed as trioxygen, it serves as the essential guardian against harmful UV radiation from the sun, donning the sky with its signature blue hue. While its presence in the lower atmosphere typically hovers around 0.4 parts per million, areas veiled in smog witness a surge in ozone levels.

Yet, caution must be exercised, for ozone concentrations surpassing 0.12 parts per million pose health risks. Nonetheless, this transformative gas, transitioning into a deep blue liquid, stands as an indispensable shield against the sun’s detrimental rays.

Crafted through the breakdown of oxygen molecules by UV rays aloft and by lightning strikes closer to the Earth’s surface, ozone assumes a pivotal role in purifying our air. Its potent oxidative capabilities find application across diverse sectors such as food, textiles, logistics, and healthcare, offering an alternative avenue for disinfection.

Derived from its parent element, oxygen, ozone bears a unique characteristic—it cannot be stored. Its ephemeral nature stems from its tendency to revert back to oxygen, influenced by environmental temperatures. Ozone, thus, remains a fleeting yet potent force in safeguarding our planet and enhancing various facets of modern life.

Comparison of the oxidation power of ozone compared to other abrasives:

Hydrogen Peroxide1,77
Hypochlorous acid0,94
Chlorine Gas1,36
Hypobromous Acid1,33
Oxidation power of ozone

What are the known reactions of ozone gas?

Ozone gas reacts with many organic and inorganic substances. The delivery of ozone gas in liquid or gaseous form, reacting and other chemicals that react may affect the following results.

The reactions we give below contain only simple chemical formulas. The oxidation power of ozone is very high. In real processes, many factors can affect the reactions and their results, but the following information is important for understanding the basis of ozone gas-related reactions.

Are there any molecules or compounds that do not react with ozone gas?

Yes. In the list below you can find molecules and compounds that do not react with ozone gas.

  • Calcium oxide CaO
  • Phosphoric acid H3PO4
  • Potassium persulfate K2S2O5
  • Silica SiO2
  • Sodium bromate NaBrO3
  • Sodium persulfate Na2S2O5
  • Strontium peroxide SrO2
  • Tetrasodium pyrophosphate Na4P2O7
  • Titanium dioxide TiO2
  • Carbon tetrachloride CLC4

This information has been obtained and compiled from the database of the IOA (International Ozone Association).

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