Inert Gases

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Nohemi Garcia 1L
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Inert Gases

Postby Nohemi Garcia 1L » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:00 pm

Does anyone know other examples of inert gases besides helium or argon, or are they all just noble gases?

Vincent Leong 2B
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Re: Inert Gases

Postby Vincent Leong 2B » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:02 pm

I believe N2 and H2 are inert gases as well.

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Re: Inert Gases

Postby gconcha » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:12 pm

Basically any Group 18 element in a gaseous state is an inert gas. We say this because although they are able to react with other chemical compounds, they only become reactant in those cases usually after extreme pressure, temperature, electricity, or some other kind of energy input.

Thus, as explained in class, they can be injected into a container containing gases reacting to maintain equilibrium and they can increase the pressure of the container without affecting the reaction in any chemical way.

Dan M -3E
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Re: Inert Gases

Postby Dan M -3E » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:16 pm

The main inert gases are the ones in the far-right column of the periodic table because they have full octets. (He too because it only takes 2 electrons and has both)

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Re: Inert Gases

Postby saigorijavolu2k » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:20 pm

Inert gases are noble gases that have a full octet so they are not that reactive.


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