The Interesting Element Argon

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The element Argon though was suspected to be presented in the air by Henry Cavendish in 1785 but it was first discovered by Lord Rayleigh and Sir William Ramsay in 1894 it was discovered in England . The name Argon originated from the Greek word ‘Argos meaning idle. Argon is the third Noble Gas in period eight of the periodic table, and makes up less than 1% of the Earths atmosphere. It was obtained when Rayleigh and Ramsay isolated air and exanimated the residue of air after Nitrogen was removed from the mixture. This element was the first of the inert gases to be discovered on Earth, and always appears associated with nitrogen. Argon has no compound.

Health and Environmental Effects

The health effects on Argon is non-toxic but it can cause a problem if the gas role in the air it can cause damage to people or people can die. If theres oxygen you can breath. Argon gas won’t cause any damages to the people who breathe the gas.The gas can affects people's health by many ways causing inhalation,headaches,suffocation and dulness. But if people contract the liquid (argon) it can cause problem with people’s skin. If people touches or have any contract with the liquid (of argon) can cause frostbite.If people breathe the gas (inert Argon) can cause a person dizziness, vomiting, nausea and death. Following the symptoms people feel it happens in order to people who breathe or have in contract with asphyxiant gases. The gas will not come out of a person

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