How are oxygen and ozone alike?
Oxygen and Ozone are made of molecules of the element Oxygen.
Atmospheric Oxygen is normally a diatomic molecule
This molecule is very stable and is not affected by ultraviolet radiation and other forms of cosmic radiation. Diatomic Oxygen is important to live. Cellular Respiration cannot happen without Oxygen molecules of
Atmospheric Ozone is a triatomic molecules
Both Oxygen and Ozone are molecules made of the element Oxygen. Both are important to living things, but in different ways.
Oxygen is used directly by living things. Ozone protects living things by absorbing harmful radiation in the atmosphere.