Game: Molecule Matters

How does the structure of oxygen affect its behaviour?

Aims

Find out about the different molecular structures of oxygen and how they react.

  • Key stage

    Post 16

  • Subjects

    Chemistry, molecular structure, reactions, oxygen

  • Media

    Flash game

About

The way a molecule behaves will depend on its structure. Take ozone, or O3, for instance. This molecule has 3 oxygen atoms linked together. The way these atoms are linked has a direct impact on how the molecule reacts to certain conditions: the molecule has specific bonds which make it behave in a unique way, and this makes it an extremely useful molecule to us. Find out more about how it reacts.

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