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Morris M. Travers


Morris M. Travers discovered Neon.

See also

main article: Noble Gas


Noble gases reside on the far right column of a traditional periodic table. In the periodic table there are only six noble gases which are located in the group 18 or 8a. <Ref> Bentor, Y. (2006) Periodic Table: Noble Gases. Retrieved January 21, 2009, from http://www.chemicalelements.com/groups/noblegases.html</ref> The noble gases group is made up of the elements helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon. During the 1960's the Noble gases were thought to be inert, which means to be non-reactive. <Ref> Bentor, Y. (2006) Periodic Table: Noble Gases. Retrieved January 21, 2009, from http://www.chemicalelements.com/groups/noblegases.html</ref> The oxidation number for these gases is 0, which keeps them from making compounds. <Ref> Bentor, Y. (2006) Periodic Table: Noble Gases. Retrieved January 21, 2009, from http://www.chemicalelements.com/groups/noblegases.html</ref> The outer shell of the noble gases is full which keeps the gases stable and they tend to neither gain nor lose electrons. Their ionization energies are high and their electronegative levels are not really significant. <Ref> Helmenstein, A. Noble Gases. Retrieved January 21, 2009, from http://chemistry.about.com/od/elementgroups/a/noblegases.htm</ref> The gases have low boiling points and they all are gases at room temperature. <Ref> Helmenstein, A. Noble Gases. Retrieved January 21, 2009, from http://chemistry.about.com/od/elementgroups/a/noblegases.htm</ref>


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