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Asked in Noble Gases
What is the difference between noble gases and rare gases?
"Noble", "rare", and "inert" gases have all been used historically as the group name of periodic group 18. "Inert" was dropped after the first chemical reactions of noble gases were discovered, and "rare" is disfavored because the noble gases are not necessarily rare in the usual sense of this word and some other gases are rare in the more usual sense. ...
Asked in Argon
Why are the elements helium argon and neon called inert gases?
As we all know that noble gases are also called INERT GASES, so the subgroup VIII of GROUP 'A' contains only noble gases and inert gases so helium and neon are also in VIII-A so they are inert gases. ...