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Obtaining Oxygen

  1. May 21, 2014 #1
    Is it possible, and if so how, to obtain oxygen by breaking apart Carbon Dioxide or Sulphuric Acid?
     
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  3. May 21, 2014 #2

    Borek

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    Ask any plant.
     
  4. May 21, 2014 #3

    adjacent

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    You can obtain oxygen and hydrogen by electrolysis of water,in the ratio 1:2,respectively.
    . You will need to add some Sulphuric acid to increase conductivity.
     
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  5. May 21, 2014 #4
    A good way to get oxygen is mixing bleach and hydrogen peroxide. Fun little home experiment.
     
  6. May 21, 2014 #5
    But, don't be stupid enough to breathe this, if any peroxide vapor is in the mix, it would be very dangerous for you.
     
  7. May 26, 2014 #6

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    A magnesium flame is able to continue burning in CO2 because the reaction is sufficiently energetic to be able to break apart CO2 and consume the oxygen while liberating carbon.
     
  8. May 26, 2014 #7

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    What's the use of this if we don't get Oxygen as a product here?
     
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