liquid oxygen

January 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm | | science and the public, stupid technology

Not a good idea:

I don’t think putting liquid oxygen on your tongue is so smart. Fortunately, it’s not really liquid O2, it’s just salt water:

“The chemical components in Liquid Oxygen are distilled water, sodium chloride, dissolved oxygen and essential and trace minerals. The species of oxygen found in Liquid Oxygen include O2, and O4. The active ingredient in Liquid Oxygen is a relatively stable nascent molecule of oxygen in the form of O4. All other oxygen type supplements bond their active oxygen to salt molecules forming oxychlorine or oxy-halogen compounds driving up the pH to levels that could be dangerous to the skin and delicate membranes in the oral cavity if taken improperly. In addition, additional stomach acid activity is required to break these molecules down to release the oxygen.”



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  1. So, how do you tell a female oxygen molecule from a male oxygen molecule?

    By the extra lone pair! !

    Comment by Chemgeek — January 4, 2010 #

  2. hey now. They’re facts. They’re scientific facts. Based on science. They scienced it to get these facts.

    Comment by excimer — January 4, 2010 #

  3. Great! I have to buy it!! ;-)))

    Comment by MHC — February 22, 2010 #

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