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no·ble gas·es

elements in the zero group in the periodic series: helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon.

no·ble gas·es

(nō'bĕl gas'ĕz)
Elements in the zero group in the periodic series: helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon.
Synonym(s): inert gases.

inert gases (i·nertˑ gaˑ·ss), a group of stable elements, such as neon and argon, that do not easily react with other atoms because of their filled outer or valence shell. Also called
noble gases or
rare gases.
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