WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE: ARGON
REWARD: HALF-EATEN BANANA
Picture of ionised argon gas:
- His name's origin is from the Greek word for inactive, argos.
- Chemical symbol: Ar
- Pronounced as AR-gon
DESCRIPTION OF ARGON:
- Atomic weight: 39.948
- Very hard to find due to it being invisible and lacking taste and smell.
- Atomic number: 18
- Argon is non-metal.
- Argon is gas in room temperature.
- Argon is made in certain types of rocks. From those rocks, argon slowly leaks.
HISTORY OF CRIME:
- William Ramsey, born on 2 October 1852, was a Scottish chemist. Ramsey has earned a noble price in chemistry in 1904
- John William Strutt, more commonly known as Lord Rayleigh, was also a British chemist who was born in 1842.
- Because it was hard to find, it was only first discovered in 1895 by William Ramsey and Lord Rayleigh.
- This was the first noble gas ever discovered.
- Argon was first found when isolated by examination of the residue obtained by removing nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, dioxide, and water from clean air. was
BOHR DIAGRAM OF ARGON:
- Argon was last seen on the noble gases group and the third period of the periodic table.
- Argon may be hiding among our air. About 0.93% of all air on earth is argon. that means there is about 60 trillion tons of argon in earth.
Often argon is used when welding. Because argon is non-reactive it can be used when dealing with high temperature. this makes welding safer.
Argon is occasionally put in light bulbs to make them work better and last longer by protecting the filament
- Argon is known for it's tendency to work alone.
- Because it has a complete set of valences, argon does not react with other elements even under extreme pressure.
- On loss of containment argon evaporates very quickly causing serious risk of suffocation.
- Effects of exposure through inhalation: Dizziness, dullness, headache, suffocation.
- Effects of exposure through contact with liquid: frostbite.
Argon by Kristi Lew