Oxygen is a very important element because we need it to live. It is a part of the air people breathe and the water people drink. Many living things (including humans) need oxygen to live and breathe, though it is poisonous to some forms of life. In liquid state of matter, oxygen is light blue.
In this manner, what is oxygen used for and why?
Oxygen is used by animals and plants in the respiration (breathing) process. Tanks of oxygen are used in medicine to treat people with breathing problems. They are also used as life support for astronauts and scuba divers. The majority of the oxygen used in industry is used in the manufacturing of steel.
What is the use of oxygen in the human body?
One critical role that oxygen plays in the body is that it is used to oxidize our food, in the process of cellular respiration, thus releasing energy, which is eventually stored in ATP in the electron transport chain in mitochondria, and in glycolysis in the cytoplasm.
How do we use oxygen in our everyday lives?
Everyday Uses of Oxygen
- Respiration: • Every living creature and plant requires oxygen to survive.
- Metallurgy: • The production of steel is reliant upon oxygen where it is used in a blast furnace to turn carbon into carbon dioxide, which reduces the iron oxides to pure iron.
- Rocketry: •