Oxygen is a chemical element with symbol O and atomic number 8. It is a member of the halogen group on the periodic table and is a highly reactive nonmetallic element and oxidizing agent that readily forms compounds (notably oxides) with most elements.Photosynthesis releases oxygen, and respiration consumes oxygen. Changes in phosphate are related to changes in oxygen concentrations.
Oxygen was discovered independently by Carl Wilhelm Schele, in Upsala, in 1773 or earlier, and Joseph Priestley in Wiltshire, in 1774, but Priestley is often given priority because his work was published first. The name oxygen was coined in 1777 by Antoine Lavoisier,whose experiments with oxygen helped to discredit the then-popular phlogiston theory of combustion and corrosion. Its name derives from the Greek roots oxys, "acid", literally "sharp", referring to the sour taste of acids and -γενής -genes, "producer", literally "begetter", because at the time of naming, it was mistakenly thought that all acids required oxygen in their composition.

Two major methods are employed to produce 100 million tonnes of O
2 extracted from air for industrial uses annually.The most common method is to fractionally distill liquefied air into its various components, with N 2 distilling as a vapor while O 2 is left as a liquid.The other major method of producing O 2 gas involves passing a stream of clean, dry air through one bed of a pair of identical zeolite molecular sieves, which absorbs the nitrogen and delivers a gas stream that is 90% to 93% O 2.Simultaneously, nitrogen gas is released from the other nitrogen-saturated zeolite bed, by reducing the chamber operating pressure and diverting part of the oxygen gas from the producer bed through it, in the reverse direction of flow. After a set cycle time the operation of the two beds is interchanged, thereby allowing for a continuous supply of gaseous oxygen to be pumped through a pipeline. This is known as pressure swing adsorption. Oxygen gas is increasingly obtained by these non-cryogenic technologies (see also the related vacuum swing adsorption).Oxygen gas can also be produced through electrolysis of water into molecular oxygen and hydrogen. DC electricity must be used: if AC is used, the gases in each limb consist of hydrogen and oxygen in the explosive ratio 2:1. Contrary to popular belief, the 2:1 ratio observed in the DC electrolysis of acidified water does not prove that the empirical formula of water is H2O unless certain assumptions are made about the molecular formulae of hydrogen and oxygen themselves. A similar method is the electrocatalytic O 2 evolution from oxides andoxoacids. Chemical catalysts can be used as well, such as in chemical oxygen generators or oxygen candles that are used as part of the life-support equipment on submarines, and are still part of standard equipment on commercial airliners in case of depressurization emergencies. Another air separation technology involves forcing air to dissolve through ceramic membranes based on zirconium dioxideby either high pressure or an electric current, to produce nearly pure O 2 gas.In large quantities, the price of liquid oxygen in 2001 was approximately $0.21/kg.Since the primary cost of production is the energy cost of liquefying the air, the production cost will change as energy cost varies.


Hydrogen is a chemical element with chemical symbol H and atomic number 1. With an atomic weight of 1.00794 u, hydrogen is the lightest element on the periodic table. Its monatomic form (H) is the most abundant chemical substance in the universe, constituting roughly 75% of all baryonic mass.Non-remnant stars are mainly composed of hydrogen in its plasma state. The most common isotope of hydrogen, termed protium (name rarely used, symbol 1H), has one proton and no neutrons.
The universal emergence of atomic hydrogen first occurred during the recombination epoch. At standard temperature and pressure, hydrogen is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic, nonmetallic, highly combustible diatomic gas with the molecular formula H2. Since hydrogen readily forms covalent compounds with most non-metallic elements, most of the hydrogen on Earth exists in molecular forms such as in the form of water or organic compounds. Hydrogen plays a particularly important role in acid–base reactions as many acid-base reactions involve the exchange of protons between soluble molecules. In ionic compounds, hydrogen can take the form of a negative charge when it is known as a hydride, or as a positively charged species denoted by the symbol H+. The hydrogen cation is written as though composed of a bare proton, but in reality, hydrogen cations in ionic compounds are always more complex species than that would suggest. As the only neutral atom for which the Schrödinger equation can be solved analytically,study of the energetics and bonding of the hydrogen atom has played a key role in the development of quantum mechanics. Hydrogen gas was first artificially produced in the early 16th century, via the mixing of metals with acids. In 1766–81, Henry Cavendish was the first to recognize that hydrogen gas was a discrete substance,and that it produces water when burned, a property which later gave it its name: in Greek, hydrogen means "water-former". Industrial production is mainly from the steam reforming of natural gas, and less often from more energy-intensive hydrogen production methods like the electrolysis of water.Most hydrogen is employed near its production site, with the two largest uses being fossil fuel processing and ammonia production, mostly for the fertilizer market. Hydrogen is a concern in metallurgy as it can embrittle many metals,complicating the design of pipelines and storage tanks

In the laboratory, H
2 is usually prepared by the reaction of dilute non-oxidizing acids on some reactive metals such as zinc with Kipp's apparatus. Zn + 2 H+ → Zn2+ + H 2Aluminium can also produce H 2 upon treatment with bases: 2 Al + 6 H 2O + 2 OH− → 2 Al(OH)− 4 + 3 H 2The electrolysis of water is a simple method of producing hydrogen. A low voltage current is run through the water, and gaseous oxygen forms at the anode while gaseous hydrogen forms at the cathode. Typically the cathode is made from platinum or another inert metal when producing hydrogen for storage. If, however, the gas is to be burnt on site, oxygen is desirable to assist the combustion, and so both electrodes would be made from inert metals. (Iron, for instance, would oxidize, and thus decrease the amount of oxygen given off.) The theoretical maximum efficiency (electricity used vs. energetic value of hydrogen produced) is in the range 80–94%.2 H 2O(l) → 2 H 2(g) + O 2(g)In 2007, it was discovered that an alloy of aluminium and gallium in pellet form added to water could be used to generate hydrogen. The process also creates alumina, but the expensive gallium, which prevents the formation of an oxide skin on the pellets, can be re-used. This has important potential implications for a hydrogen economy, as hydrogen can be produced on-site and does not need to be transported.


Chlorine is a chemical element with symbol Cl and atomic number 17. Chlorine is in the halogen group and is the second lightest halogen following fluorine. The element is a yellow-green gas under standard conditions, where it forms diatomic molecules. Chlorine has the highest electron affinity and the third highest electronegativity of all the reactive elements. For this reason, chlorine is a strong oxidizing agent. Free chlorine is rare on Earth, and is usually a result of direct or indirect oxidation byoxygen.
The most common compound of chlorine, sodium chloride (common salt), has been known since ancient times. Around 1630, chlorine gas was first synthesized in a chemical reaction, but not recognized as a fundamentally important substance. Characterization of chlorine gas was made in 1774 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele, who supposed it to be an oxide of a new element. In 1809, chemists suggested that the gas might be a pure element, and this was confirmed by Sir Humphry Davy in 1810, who named it from Ancient Greek"pale green". Nearly all chlorine in the Earth's crust occurs as chloride in various ionic compounds, including table salt. It is the second most abundant halogen and 21st most abundant chemical element in Earth's crust. Elemental chlorine is commercially produced frombrine by electrolysis. The high oxidizing potential of elemental chlorine led commercially to free chlorine's bleaching and disinfectant uses, as well as its many uses of an essential reagent in the chemical industry. Chlorine is used in the manufacture of a wide range of consumer products, about two-thirds of them organic chemicals such as polyvinyl chloride, as well as many intermediates for production of plastics and other end products which do not contain the element. As a common disinfectant, elemental chlorine and chlorine-generating compounds are used more directly in swimming pools to keep them clean and sanitary. In the form of chloride ions, chlorine is necessary to all known species of life. Other types of chlorine compounds are rare in living organisms, and artificially produced chlorinated organics range from inert to toxic. In the upper atmosphere, chlorine-containing organic molecules such as chlorofluorocarbons have been implicated in ozone depletion. Small quantities of elemental chlorine are generated by oxidation of chloride to hypochlorite in neutrophils, as part of the immune response against bacteria. Elemental chlorine at high concentrations is extremely dangerous and poisonous for all living organisms, and was used in World War I as the first gaseous chemical warfare agent.

In industry, elemental chlorine is usually produced by the electrolysis of sodium chloride dissolved in water. This method, the chloralkali process industrialized in 1892, now provides essentially all industrial chlorine gas.Along with chlorine, the method yields hydrogen gas and sodium hydroxide (with sodium hydroxide actually being the most crucial of the three industrial products produced by the process). The process proceeds according to the following chemical equation:
2 NaCl + 2 H2O → Cl2 + H2 + 2 NaOHThe electrolysis of chloride solutions all proceed according to the following equations: Cathode: 2 H+(aq) + 2 e− → H2(g)Anode: 2 Cl−(aq) → Cl2(g) + 2 e−Overall process: 2 NaCl (or KCl) + 2 H2O → Cl2 + H2 + 2 NaOH (or KOH) In diaphragm cell electrolysis, an asbestos (or polymer-fiber) diaphragm separates a cathode and an anode, preventing the chlorine forming at the anode from re-mixing with the sodium hydroxide and the hydrogen formed at the cathode.The salt solution (brine) is continuously fed to the anode compartment and flows through the diaphragm to the cathode compartment, where the caustic alkali is produced and the brine is partially depleted. Diaphragm methods produce dilute and slightly impure alkali but they are not burdened with the problem of preventing mercury discharge into the environment and they are more energy efficient. Membrane cell electrolysis employ permeable membrane as an ion exchanger. Saturated sodium (or potassium) chloride solution is passed through the anode compartment, leaving at a lower concentration.This method is more efficient than the diaphragm cell and produces very pure sodium (or potassium) hydroxide at about 32% concentration, but requires very pure brine.

Step 1: How to Make Hydrogen

Hydrogen can be made in several ways

Zinc + Hydrochloric Acid → Zinc Chloride + Hydrogen(s) + 2HCl (l) → ZnCl2 (l)+ H2 (g)

Aluminium + Sodium Hydroxide → Hydrogen + Sodium Aluminate

Or by electrolysing water,baking soda solution or salt.

Cheapest,Easiest and the Safest methods are method 2 and 3

Lets do method 2

Chemicals and things to do this

A plastic beaker,use plastic only do not use glass or NaOH will eat it.

Aluminium sheets or foil(sheets are good)

NaOH wich is also known as washing soda


A match

A clean work place.

Step 2: Put All Together

Put water and washing soda together

Then put some aluminium strips

now let it react and slowly make a long match shown as the picture

Step 3: Burn It!!

Fire the match and slowly move it to the gas

Now you can hear the sound of hydrogen........POP!!!

Step 4: How to Make Chlorine

Danger Chlorine is Poisonous!!!

Ways to make chlorine

HCl + O2 → 2 Cl2 + 2 H2O

NaCl + H2SO4 + MnO2 → Na2SO4 + MnSO4 + 2 H2O + Cl2

KMNO4 + HCl = KCl + MNCl2 + H2O + Cl2

We will try the third method which is easy and cheap

Chemicals and Equipment Required

A beaker

Potassium permanganate (KMnO4)

HCl (Hydrochloric Acid)

Step 5: React It!

Here you can see a bubble of chlorine!!!

Step 6: How to Make Oxygen

Just mix hydrogen peroxide with potassium permanganate

Or mix sulfuric acid with potassium permanganate or manganese oxide which is found inside batteries

Thanks for reading

sorry for bad quality

p;ease request for more and comment!!!

<p>NaOH is known as Caustic soda or lye. Washing soda is sodium carbonate Na2CO3.</p>
<p>Yes you are right &quot;NaOH is known as Caustic soda or lye&quot; or more properly sodium hydroxide. On the other hand I can see the cause for confusion, Sodium Carbonate dissassociates in water producing a buffered solution of Sodium Hydroxide so whilst Washing Soda is NOT sodium hydroxide it does produce it when dissolved in water. The beauty of a buffered solution is that as the sodium hydroxide is used up - perhaps because you are cleaning grease from metal before electroplating then more will be produced as more sodium carbonate will dissassociate until equilibrium is again achieved. </p>
When sodium carbonate dissolves in water it gives two positively charged sodium ions and one negatively charged carbonate ion. Na2CO3 --&gt; 2Na+ + CO3 2-
Many young experimenters have tried the caustic soda and aluminium approach, I did it myself when I was a kid. However it is exceedingly dangerous. It can very easily get out of control and heat up which is a vicous cycle as the increased temperature speeds the reaction up even more. The end result can be a boiling fountain of caustic soda solution spraying over everyone resulting in some really nasty injuries. If you have to do this then don't use foil it has a lot of surface area for a given weight and is a fast way to a fast reaction - instead slow it all down, use solid aluminium, low concentration of caustic soda and aim for a very slow reaction and be patient but safer. Still very dangerous but I am not going to preach as I did it myself - do try and be informed regards the danger and pick a safer route. Also consider cooling the exterior of the container by placing it all in a water bath so the exothermic reaction is cooled down and does not go ballistic.
<p>You know your stuff pretty well. I'm going to try to make my own chlorine very soon :)</p>
<p>It is Mn not MN</p>

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