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Term Oxygen

A chemical element composed of two atoms (di-oxygen) and which occurs freely in the atmosphere as a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. It is essential for the functioning of the biosphere, and necessary for respiration and oxidation/combustion.

Almost all living beings require oxygen to live. They absorb it by breathing through lungs, for instance, in the case of mammals, or through leaves, in the case of plants.


Topic  Climate