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inert gas



Another term for noble gas.
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  • Krypton is the fourth member of Group 18 of the periodic table, a group of elements known as the noble gases or inert gases.
  • Fluorine gas, diluted with an inert gas such as nitrogen, can now be used to fluorinate selectively a range of systems by simply passing this gaseous mixture through a cold solution of the substrate in formic or other acid.
  • Natural gas contains other compounds than hydrocarbons, including significant quantities of gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and hydrogen sulphide and traces of inert gases such as helium.

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