|Origin of Name
||From the Greek word "argos," which means inactive
|Date and Place of Discovery
||1894 in Scotland
Ramsay and Lord Rayleigh (aka John William Strutt)
||There are no common compounds because its oxidation number is zero which means it does not
form compounds easily.
- Argon is created when the
potassium in the earth's crust decays.
- It's the most abundant of rare gases.
- It emits light when electronically excited.
- About .94% of the earth's atmosphere contains argon.
- About 1.6% of Mars' atmosphere contains argon.
- Light bulbs
- Glow tubes
- Plasma globes
- Dating of ground water