• Question: How is Oxygen produced and spread into the air?

    Asked by anon-250020 on 16 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Ioana Grigoras

      Ioana Grigoras answered on 16 Mar 2020:

      The most common natural way to produce oxygen is photosynthesis, which is a process that plants use to convert the carbon dioxide in the air in oxygen. More than 50% of the oxygen produced in the world comes from tiny ocean plants called phytoplankton. I’m not sure if there is a particular way through which oxygen is spread in the air. My best guess is that it is just released by the plants in the air and then spread through air by diffusion.

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      Paige Chandler answered on 17 Mar 2020:

      Oxygen is created by plants and algae. They use photosynthesis (using energy from the sun to make food for themselves) to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. This spreads through the air by diffusion – which is the principle that something with a high concentration in one area, will naturally move to areas of low concentration 🙂

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      Sophie Arthur answered on 17 Mar 2020:

      Through plants who go are photosynthesising. This is why deforestation is contributing to global warming, because there are less plants taking carbon dioxide out of the air and making oxygen. The carbon dioxide in the air is increasing and trapping the heat from the Sun in our atmosphere making us slowly heat up

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      M S answered on 17 Mar 2020:

      I think everyone has answered this well! Produced by plants and in a gas state thats released