Facts about Argon

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Argon
The Element Argon is defined as...
A colorless, odorless, inert gaseous element constituting approximately one percent of Earth's atmosphere, from which it is commercially obtained by fractionation for use in electric light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, and radio vacuum tubes and as an inert gas shield in arc welding.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Argon
What are the origins of the word Argon ?
The name originates from the Greek word 'argos' meaning inactive.
 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Argon
Argon is classified as an element in the 'Noble Gases' section which can be located in group 18 of the Periodic Table.

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Argon
Argon was discovered by Sir William Ramsey in 1894
 

Occurrence of the element Argon in the Atmosphere
The atmosphere contains only 0.94% volume of argon (1.29% mass)
 

Common Uses of Argon
Electric light bulbs
Fluorescent tubes
 

The Properties of the Element Argon

Name of Element : Argon
Symbol of Argon Element : Ar
Atomic Number of the element Argon : 18
Atomic Mass of Argon : 39.948 amu
Argon Melting Point: -189.3 C - 83.85 K
Argon Boiling Point: -186.0 C - 87.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Argon : 18
Number of Neutrons in Argon : 22
Crystal Structure of Argon Element : Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 1.784 g/cm3
Color of Argon : Colorless


The element Argon and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Argon on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Argon for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Argon with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Argon element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Argon - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Argon element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Argon is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Argon
 

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