What do you use argon for and why?
Some applications of argon:
- protective atmosphere in general
- protective atmosphere for weldings
- filling gas for incandescent lamps
- filling gas for fluorescent lamps
- filling gas (with methane) for gas-flow counters
- preservation of foods
- carrier gas in chromatography
- preservation of precious books and documents
- filling gas between windows
These uses are based on the characteristic of argon to be unreactive.
Some cool facts for Argon are: Argon has a half-life of 35 days. Argon has no true compounds. Argon is not found in any compounds. Argon has the same solubility as oxygen. Argon is 2.5 times more soluble in water than nitrogen. Argon is the third most abundant gas in the Earth's atmosphere. The most exotic use of Argon is in the tires of luxurious cars. Every year world production produces 750.000 tones of Argon…
The element Argon has 8 Isotopes argon-35, argon-36, argon-37, argon-38, argon-39, argon-40, argon-41 and argon-42. The stable isotopes of argon are: argon-36, 0.34% argon-38, 0.06% argon-40, 99.60% Of the radioactive isotopes argon-39 has the longest halflife at about 260 years, all the others have halflives measured in days or much less.