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~Argon was discovered by William Ramsay in the year 1984.

~Atomic number:18

~Atomic weight:39.948

~Melting point:83.804

~Boiling point:87.304

~Density:0.0017837 cubic centimeters


~Period number:3

~Group #:18

~Group name:Noble Gas

About William Ramsay

~William Ramsay was born 2 October 1852 in Glasgow Scotland.

~ William was married to Margaret Johnstone Marshall and had two kids.

~In the year 1872 he became assistant in chemistry at the Anderson College in Glasgow and two years later secured a similar position at the University there.

~In 1880 he became professor and principle of Chemistry at University college.

~William moved on to the chair of inorganic chemistry at university college, in London he decided to retire in the year 1913.

~William discovered  Argon by isolated a heavy component of air,Which did not appear to have any obvious chemical reactivity.

~In the year 1904 ,he received the nobel prize in Chemistry.

~In 1916, he died of nasal cancer in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire at the age 63.

Argon Uses

~Argon is obtained commercially from liquid air. It is used in electric light bulbs and fluorescent tubes at a pressure of about 3 mm.

~It is also used in glow tubes and photo tubes

~Argon is frequently used when an inert atmosphere is needed.

~Argon is used as a motionless gas shield for arc welding and cutting.

~Argon provides a prospective atmosphere for growing silicon and germanium crystals.


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