|Definition||:||named after the Greek verb Ozein (to smell), from the peculiar odor in lightning storms|
|Category||:||Miscellaneous » Etymology (Word Origins)|
What does Ozone mean?
Ozone (3) or trioxygen, is a triatomic molecule, consisting of three oxygen atoms. It is an allotrope of oxygen that is much less stable than the diatomic allotrope (O2). Ozon, coined in 1840 by Christian Friedrich Schönbein, who named it after the Greek verb ozein “to smell” , from the peculiar odor in lightning storms.