ozone

Glossary “ozone” Definition:
1). Unstable pale-blue gas (O3), which is formed by the exposure of O2 to an electrical discharge or a reaction in sunlight. It has a penetrating and/or pungent odor and has a strong oxidizing effect. In the upper atmosphere, ozone protects the earth from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Though beneficial in the upper atmosphere, at ground level, ozone is a respiratory irritant and considered a pollutant. 2). Unstable molecule of oxygen with three atoms of oxygen instead of the normal two. Ozone oxidizes other elements and compounds by giving up its extra atom of oxygen easily.

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