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[ ? ] Noble gas:
Colorless, odorless, inert gas. Non-toxic.

Argon is a chemical element, having the chemical symbol Ar. Its atomic number (the number of protons) is 18. It has a standard atomic weight of 39.948 g•mol −1, and is typically found as a gas in its elemental form.

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.[1]


  1. The Atmosphere From the website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS), Last updated May 5, 2009