How does the structure of oxygen affect its behaviour?
Find out about the different molecular structures of oxygen and how they react.
Chemistry, molecular structure, reactions, oxygen
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.