What are the compounds in oxygen?
there arnt any compounds in oxygen because oxygen is an element made up of a single type of atom
Why the compounds of fluorine with oxygen are called fluorides of oxygen and not oxides of fluorine?
Our metabolisms take advantage of a reaction between oxygen gas and compounds such as glucose to release energy. Oxygen compounds do not contain the same energy and do not react in quite the same way with other substances, so we cannot use them. Most substances that are as reactive as oxygen are toxic, but we have adapted specifically to be able to use oxygen.
What process do certain prokaryotes use nitrates or sulfates rather than oxygen as the terminal electron acceptor?
"Anaerobic respiration" doesn't require oxygen. True anaerobic respiration involves an electron acceptor other than oxygen. Bacteria are capable of using a wide variety of compounds as terminal electron acceptors in respiration: nitrogenous compounds (such as nitrates and nitrites), sulfur compounds (such as sulfates, sulfites, sulfur dioxide, and elemental sulfur), carbon dioxide, iron compounds, manganese compounds, cobalt compounds, and uranium compounds. "Anaerobic respiration" doesn't require oxygen. True anaerobic respiration involves an electron acceptor other than oxygen…