posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 04:48 AM
You have to remember oxygen is normally in form which consists from two oxygen atoms binded together. (O2)
Ozone is entirely different, that third atom is binded very slightly and it can easily separate from molecule which results normal O2 molecule and
single oxygen atom.
Now this single oxygen atom reacts very easily, in fact in human body it causes cell damage because it breaks molecular bonds when reacting with atoms
in molecules of human body.
If you know gas welding
you might have heard that oxygen used in it can have little other compound
in it to make it smell so that you can detect leak because there's no way to smell oxygen itself.
That's because oxygen leak is very dangerous because oxygen rich air makes everything combustible to explode to flames when ignited and makes
possible burning of some materials which normally don't burn.