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no·ble gas·es

elements in the zero group in the periodic series: helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon.
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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.
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Inert gases aren't condensable and require a high volume for discharge.
Compared to other elements, inert gases possess additional energy that keeps them in a gaseous state.
Typically, the pumping speed for inert gases is an order of magnitude lower than for active gases.
In the periodic table, the inert gases are a unique elemental family.
Researchers base their classification, in part, on the ratio between isotopes of several inert gases found in the rock.
Fluxes offer the advantage over inert gases of also removing inclusions.
The little fridge achieves that feat by blasting a sustained, deafening tone at 160 decibels - 10,000 times louder than a rock concert - into a mixture of inert gases. Yet, with virtually no moving parts (only the speaker driver), the sealed, heavily insulated cooler remains quiet on the outside.