Noble Argon

I couldn't find a good pun because the rest argon

Does this dress make me look fat?

Argon Is Found ...Where Exactly?

Since argon has a full valence shell, it is especially useful in welding, because it is non-reactive in hot temperatures.

Argon is also useful in lighting your way! It is used in bulbs. Not the plant type, but light bulbs.

Breathe of fresh air... Maybe? This element is the #3 most abundant element in the atmosphere besides oxygen and nitrogen, sitting at 1% of the atmosphere. Argon doesn’t break down or react with other elements over time, so when you breath, you could be taking the very atoms of argon into your lungs that Martin Luther King Jr. or even Jesus Christ breathed at one time.

Did you know that argon can fight cancer? In cryoablation, people use liquified argon to destroy cancer cells. Talk about a diverse element, eh?

Seer of the Past (Not really)

When argon meets potassium, they can see into the past! (What a boring power though, it'll be really cool if it can see into the future.) Well, not really. In reality, potassium and argon is used in dating, by measuring the ratio of radioactive argon to the ratio of radioactive potassium.

This provides a window into our past, satisfying curiosity from all over the world. Wanna know when the Dinos lived? Done. Wanna know when the first human was found? Done. (Interesting factoid: The first human was found around 200,00 years ago.)

This can also apply to the fact that argon is often used in museums to preserve old documents and artifacts.

My Properties, Your Properties, Keep Them Separated.

The elements are about as diverse as we are. Well, that's not saying much, seeing how there's only 118 elements. But argon is different. Argon is special.

Weighs

39 AMU's

Melting point

-189 °C

Boiling point

-185.7 °C

Atomic Number

18

Number of neutrons

22

Argon is both odourless and colourless in both liquid and gas form.

Argon's name comes from the greek word 'argos', which means inert!

Interesting fact! The range of which argon can stay liquid is extremely small, only about 3-4 degrees. Someone has freezed argon into ice, which is very hard due to the fact that the freezing point is -189 C.

A chemical property is that argon is inactive and very resistant to bonding.

Stop being so inactive argon!

History

Found in the United Kingdom by Sir William Ramsay and Lord Rayleigh in 1894. Argon was the 3rd inert gas to be discovered. The founder, Sir William Ramsay, went on to discover the rest of the inert gasses. This earned him a 1904 Noble Prize in Chemistry.

Compounds and Other

Since Argon has a full valence shell, it's pretty hard for argon to bond. ( Argon is a loner.) But there are a few compounds including argon such as:

Argon Fluoride Hyrdide

Argon Chloride Hydride

Argon Chloride Fluoride

Argon is produced industrially by the fractional distillation of liquid air.

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