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My nucleus contains 8 protons and also contains 8 neutrons.
I contain 8 electrons.
Atomic Number: 8
Mass Number: 15.9994
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I am the most abundant element on Earth (by % mass) and in your body (more than 50%)
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I was discovered for the first time by a Swedish Chemist, Carl WilhelmScheele in 1772. Oxygen - which comes from a Greek word that means “acid-former”.
When i am combined with nitrogen i create N2O. N2O is a also known as laughing gas and is used as an anesthetic in surgical operations. N2O is widely used as a propellant in aerosol cans for fast cars.
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