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The filament lasts for a long time because argon is inert and will not oxidize the filament even at high temperatures.

If air were used, the oxygen would quickly react with and destroy the hot filament within seconds of it being turned on.

Quick experiment: Attach a wire to the positive and negative sides of a large flashlight battery (the large rectangular ones with the two coils coming from the top... I can't think of the proper size). Attach the back of one alligator clip to the open end of each wire (so the clip part is not clipped on the wire). String out some steel wool until you have a single strand (or two or three wound together). This essentially is a light bulb filament. Clip it into the two alligator clips and watch how fast it burns.

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Argon is often used when an inert atmosphere is needed. It is used in this way to protect the weld area and in incandescent light bulbs to stop oxygen from corroding the filament.

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yes argon is used for light bulb and it is not reactive


Argon can be used in bulbs much like neon can; where neon gives off a reddish-orange light, argon is a bluish tint. If argon is used in an incandescent bulb it's probably to protect the filament from oxygen in the air. However, I'm not sure this is ever actually done; I know nitrogen is sometimes used for this purpose, but using argon seems to be overkill.


The filament in the light bulb is heated to a very high temperature. At such a temperature oxygen from the air would oxidise the metal(s) in the filament and thereby destroy the bulb. Using an inert gas such as argon in the bulb prevents such oxidation.


Yes and it is often used



regular light bulbs have argon and/or nitrogen


argon is no reactive how ever vacuum


If air were used in an electric bulb the filament, which becomes extremely hot when the light is on, would rapidly oxidize and burn out in seconds. Instead the bulb is filled with argon, which is inert.


No. Light bulb filaments become extremely hot when in use, and oxygen, which is highly reactive, would cause the filament to burn away in a matter of seconds. Argon is used because it is inert, and thus will not react with the filament.


Argon is often used when an inert atmosphere is needed. It is used in this way in incandescent light bulbs to stop oxygen from corroding the filament. Argon is used in fluorescent tubes and low-energy light bulbs. A low-energy light bulb often contains argon gas and mercury. When it is switched on an electric discharge passes through the gas, generating UV light. The coating on the inside surface of the bulb is activated by the UV light and it glows brightly.


because the oxygen in air would burn causing the light bulb to burn out very quickly.


Noble gases are used in light bulbs because of their properties. For example, argon prevents tungsten filaments from evaporating. Thus, argon increases the life of the light bulb.


No. Not normal air. The oxygen in air would cause any light bulb to burn out in seconds. In stead, and inert gas called argon is used.


There are various elements that are found in a light bulb. Some of the elements include the filament, fill gas which is commonly mercury or argon and iodine which is used in halogen bulbs.


There are numerous elements that are used in making a light bulb. Some of these elements are tungsten, mercury, argon, and various members of the element group known as halogens.


It is used to replace oxygen so that the hot filament does not get oxidised or burn.



Argon is often used when an inert atmosphere is needed. It is used in this way to protect the weld area and in incandescent light bulbs to stop oxygen from corroding the filament. Argon is used in fluorescent tubes and low-energy light bulbs. A low-energy light bulb often contains argon gas and mercury. When it is switched on an electric discharge passes through the gas, generating UV light. The coating on the inside surface of the bulb is activated by the UV light and it glows brightly. Double-glazed windows use argon to fill the space between the panes. The tyres of luxury cars can contain argon to protect the rubber and reduce road noise.


Argon is often used when an inert atmosphere is needed. It is used in this way to protect the weld area and in incandescent light bulbs to stop oxygen from corroding the filament. Argon is used in fluorescent tubes and low-energy light bulbs. A low-energy light bulb often contains argon gas and mercury. When it is switched on an electric discharge passes through the gas, generating UV light. The coating on the inside surface of the bulb is activated by the UV light and it glows brightly. Double-glazed windows use argon to fill the space between the panes. The tyres of luxury cars can contain argon to protect the rubber and reduce road noise.


Argon is often used when an inert atmosphere is needed. It is used in this way to protect the weld area and in incandescent light bulbs to stop oxygen from corroding the filament. Argon is used in fluorescent tubes and low-energy light bulbs. A low-energy light bulb often contains argon gas and mercury. When it is switched on an electric discharge passes through the gas, generating UV light. The coating on the inside surface of the bulb is activated by the UV light and it glows brightly. Double-glazed windows use argon to fill the space between the panes. The tyres of luxury cars can contain argon to protect the rubber and reduce road noise.


Argon is often used when an inert atmosphere is needed. It is used in this way to protect the weld area and in incandescent light bulbs to stop oxygen from corroding the filament. Argon is used in fluorescent tubes and low-energy light bulbs. A low-energy light bulb often contains argon gas and mercury. When it is switched on an electric discharge passes through the gas, generating UV light. The coating on the inside surface of the bulb is activated by the UV light and it glows brightly. Double-glazed windows use argon to fill the space between the panes. The tyres of luxury cars can contain argon to protect the rubber and reduce road noise.


Argon is often used when an inert atmosphere is needed. It is used in this way to protect the weld area and in incandescent light bulbs to stop oxygen from corroding the filament. Argon is used in fluorescent tubes and low-energy light bulbs. A low-energy light bulb often contains argon gas and mercury. When it is switched on an electric discharge passes through the gas, generating UV light. The coating on the inside surface of the bulb is activated by the UV light and it glows brightly. Double-glazed windows use argon to fill the space between the panes. The tyres of luxury cars can contain argon to protect the rubber and reduce road noise.


yes. filament will burn though less fast hope you find this useful


Argon is often used when an inert atmosphere is needed. It is used in this way to protect the weld area and in incandescent light bulbs to stop oxygen from corroding the filament. Argon is used in fluorescent tubes and low-energy light bulbs. A low-energy light bulb often contains argon gas and mercury. When it is switched on an electric discharge passes through the gas, generating UV light. The coating on the inside surface of the bulb is activated by the UV light and it glows brightly. Double-glazed windows use argon to fill the space between the panes. The tyres of luxury cars can contain argon to protect the rubber and reduce road noise.



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