noble gas


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noble gas

Any of the six colorless, odorless, minimally chemically reactive gaseous elements found in group 18 of the periodic table. The gases are argon, helium, krypton, neon, radon, and xenon. Synonym: inert gas
See also: gas
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Prediction results of noble gas mixture viscosities are presented in Table 7.
Based on the overall average %[RMSD.sub.r] value of all noble gas mixtures, 7.65% of the present study is in slightly worse agreement between measured and predicted mixture thermal conductivities than 6.50% of the Wassiljewa equation [15] with the combinational factor of Mason and Saxena [16] and is more feasible to 10.8% of the original Lennard-Jones (12-6) potential.
subsequently passed over three IMS noble gas stations in the region of
monitoring stations but not noble gas monitoring equipment prior to
His achievement inspired many young scientists and even today, serves as an inspiration for a dynamic and world-class scientific community." He also added "The new field of chemistry, noble gas chemistry, launched by a chemist here in Canada, is still very young and will no doubt produce many other tremendously useful compounds."
In their experiments, the scientists were initially creating CUO molecules in an atmosphere of neon, a noble gas.
Like a magnetic dye, the noble gas makes otherwise hidden air spaces light up when viewed via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Scientists had never before detected argon or any other noble gas in a comet, notes S.