TOPIC 1: OXYGEN | CHEMISTRY FORM 2
Oxygen exists in air to an extent of 21% by volume (or 23% by weight). It is the most abundant element on earth, accounting for ½ the total mass of the earth’s crust. Oxygen is mainly found in combined states as oxides, hydroxides, silicates, sulphates, carbonates, water, etc. Its ease of combination with other elements to form compounds shows that oxygen is a very reactive element.