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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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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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