By skygoddess - 28/07/2009 07:29 - United States
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Oxygen gas is a diatomic element, and as such is referred to as just "oxygen" in most cases, not dioxygen since O radicals generally are very rare in nature. You wouldn't call the other diatomic elements "dihydrogen" or "diflourine" now would you? 100% oxygen in this case refers to a tank filled with only O2 and no other gas, as the atmosphere is really mostly nitrogen and only 20% O2, which would not be enough to revive someone deprived breathing for a few minutes.
I am giving tho op and drexel both permisson to slap a bitch! Lol and cucuto who really gives a fuck about the oxy mask it obviously worked or the op wouldve said that the guy died so op u are my hero and cucuto you are a dumbass and u deserved to be punched in the face for fighting with a hero
i agree with #81 the pure form of oxygen is/can be a poisonous gas. the oxygen we breathe is not pure oxygen it is a mix of other elements. also its flamible so i'm sure the oxygen tank on the airplane is not the pure form but think of it is a concetrated tank of the air we breathe. not oxygen itself. that's all 81 is saying. It's what you'll find in basic chemistry.
@122: here are the facts, dumbass. the oxygen in all oxygen tanks (medical tanks, etc)? that's right, it's 100% oxygen!! it's also 100% oxygen where? in all space capsules!! which makes you (wait for it), a complete idiot!!!! maybe educate yourself before saying the absolute opposite of the truth.
Okay 122 #81 is pretty much saying that breathing oxygen will kill you and that makes him a dumbass because guess what? I just took a lungfull o oxygen and im still alive! I know its pretty much unbelievable for stupid dickheads like u that are agreeing with a dumbass who was arguing with someone who saved someones life. Another reason why 81 is a dumbass is that he actually thinks that oxygen tanks are full of O when in fact theyre full of O2. If oxygen tanks were full of pure elemental O oxygen, half the people in hospitals would die, everyone on a space ship ,rocket, and space station would die, and all scuba divers would die. To sum it all up, 81 is a dumb ass and so r u for agreeing with him
Okay... if he's not been breathing for a while pure oxygen will get into his blood stream faster. But its high levels of carbon dioxide which stimulates breathing in humans, not low oxygen levels... So if he's not breathing he should probably have some CO2 in his lungs, not just oxygen. Then again, she probably would get the oxygen into him, then take it away so the carbon dioxide gets him breathing again... Yep.
this is honestly the first time i've seen a science debate on FML . usually people are giving each other shit over the misuse of a word or poor spelling. yay Internet!!! also, oxygen tanks ARE exactly what their names imply. tanks of Oxygen. and, yes, to breathe in pure O2 for extended periods of time can be hazardous, someone who has been deprived for a few minutes needs as much as they can get to prevent loss of brain tissue. so gdiaf, cucuto. take a fucking science class, and a first aid class, and try to know what you're talking about before you open your stupid fucking mouth.
She is not talking about an oxygen mask from a tank. She is talking about a CPR barrier - you place the barrier over the victim's mouth and breathe into their mouth. The CPR barrier allows air into the victim, but not back out the the CPR mask. This way the rescuer does not contract a sickness from the victim. I'm a lifeguard - you guys all need to take some First Aid/CPR lessons.
... If she meant that, I think she would have said that. Not that I was present, but i assume she's referring to an oxygen tank, like the rest of the people have been saying. My great aunt had to wheel one around with her. So cheers to A, doing your job, and B, helping someone breathe. And I'm sorry that people are jerks who don't think about anyone but themselves.
p.s i don't think anyone read this right at all. i agreed with 81 on the fact that pure oxygen (meaning pure without the mixed elements) is toxic. then i ended that sentence with a period. after that i began talking about soemthing else and how those oxygen tanks are ok because its not the toxic form. its just the air we breathe but better (hence why i said concetrated). there. only 2 didn't understand.
Actually i saw something like this on my westjet flight, there was an elderly lady who was having trouble breathing or something, but the flight attendants actually manually dropped the mask for that particular seat and activated the ENRICHED AIR flow, rather than waisting the preasious portable air tanks designated for emergency cabin crew use And pure O2, while it won't exactly kill you, it can have an effect similar to illigal drugs, hence the oxygen bars And scuba divers/airplains/astronaughts all use enriched air with elevated levels of O2 so as to save space but not cause euphoria like reactions
Just tell them to hold the on. You were obviously doing something more important. And if they get ignorant with you, point out for all to see and hear how retarded they're being. Then they get to look like a jackass. Congratz on saving a life.