Element number 8 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is oxygen. Oxygen is a paramagnetic gas which is essential for respiration of living things, and also finds use as a rocket fuel.
We spend a lot of time on this site looking at the chemistry that goes on all around us. However, there are also chemical reactions taking place in every one of your cells. This Chemunicate graphic takes a brief look at mitochondria and the reactions that take place inside them that power our bodies.