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The noble gas argon was named by its discoverers, Baron Rayleigh and William Ramsay, in 1894. The name comes from the Greek word argon, the neuter form of the word argos, which means lazy, idle and living without labor. ... More »

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Argon was discovered in 1894 by Lord Rayleigh and William Ramsey by the fractional distillation of liquid air. Their experiments confirmed English scientist Henry Cavendish's prediction of argon 200 years earlier. More »

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Argon occurs naturally in the Earth's atmosphere and people source it by taking the liquid air and putting it through fractionation. The total argon in the atmosphere is only about 0.94 percent volume, making it the most... More »

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As a noble gas that was believed to be unable to form compounds, argon has no electronegativity on the Pauling Scale. In 2000, the compound argon fluorohydride (HArF) was reported. It has no practical uses outside of bas... More »

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On the periodic table, argon belongs to group 18, which is the noble gas group or family. Argon is an inert gas that has the atomic number of 18 and a melting point of -308.83 degrees Fahrenheit. Its chemical symbol is A... More »

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William Ramsay and Morris Travers discovered the element neon in 1898. These chemists made their discovery of neon by studying liquefied air. In this same year, Ramsay and Travers also discovered krypton. More »

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Neon was discovered by freezing the chemical element argon using liquefied air. The gas that vaporized from the mixture was subjected to a high voltage to obtain its spectral lines. The crimson light that the gas emitted... More »

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