Oxygen: uses

The following uses for oxygen are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments. I'd be delighted to receive corrections as well as additional referenced uses (please use the feedback mechanism to add uses).

  • oxy-acetylene welding
  • frequently used to aid respiration of patients in hospitals
  • used in making methanol and ethene oxide
  • rocket fuel oxidant
  • steel manufacture
  • ozone (O3) in the atmosphere is protection against the sun's ultraviolet rays
  • breathing

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