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Argon is a chemical element, typically found as a gas in its elemental form. It has the chemical symbol Ar, atomic number (number of protons) Z = 18, and a standard atomic weight of 39.948 g•mol −1.
Argon is a monatomic noble gas. At a pressure of 101.325 kPa, it has a boiling point −185.85 °C, and a melting point of −189.35 °C. It is the third most common gas in the Earth's atmosphere, at 0.934% by volume for dry air (0% humidity).
- ↑ The Atmosphere From the website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS), Last updated May 5, 2009