If you’ve enjoyed the previous challenges of the Mystery Molecules, then have some fun solving for this latest one!
- It’s made up of 3 atoms
- As with many compounds, it’s toxic to humans, but is very important regardless
- The world contains about 3 billion metric tons of it
- In its gaseous state, it is a pale blue colour
- It is a powerful oxidant and is used industrially to disinfect materials, food, water and kill bacteria, fungi, insects and water-based pathogens.
- In 1839 it was first named, then its chemical structure was determined in 1865
For an extra helpful hint, read below. If you’re confident without it, then go ahead and comment!
- It is most known as an atmospheric gas, commonly mentioned in reference to a “hole”
Please comment if you’ve guessed it. And if you enjoyed this challenge, be sure to check out, the previous Mystery Molecules!