Thermal Conductivity of Oxygen (O) [& Color, Uses, Discovery ...

Heat transfer depends on a material property called thermal conductivity, even in an material as small as an atom of Oxygen. Ok, so what is the thermal conductivity of an atom of O?

Note: Learn more about the thermal conductivity here.

In the case of Oxygen, thermal conductivity is 0.0002674 W/cmK. Now let's talk about the cool facts about Oxygen...

Oxygen Data

Oxygen Thermal Conductivity

0.0002674 W/cmK

State at 20 °C



Used in steel making, welding, and supporting life. Naturally occuring ozone (O3) in the upper atmosphere shields the earth from ultraviolet radiation.

Atomic Mass


Learn more about the atomic mass.


Obtained primarily from liquid air by fractional distillation. Small amounts are made in the laboratory by electrolysis of water or heating potassium chlorate (KClO3) with manganese dioxide (MnO2) catalyst.


Colorless, odorless, tasteless gas; pale blue liquid. Third most abundant element in the universe. It is the most abundant element in the earth's crust, and makes up almost 21% of the atmosphere.

Atomic Symbol


Name Origin

Greek: oxys and genes, (acid former).

Atomic Number


Learn more about the atomic number.


Discovered By: Joseph Priestly, Carl Wilhelm Scheele
Year: 1774
Location: England/Sweden

Want to learn more details and data about Oxygen (O)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.


Are you having trouble understanding the basics of atomic elements? This video will walk you through:
  • What is an element
  • What is a substance
  • What Elements look like
  • How a small number of atoms can be joined and form completely different substances

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