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ARGON (Ar)

Argon is present in the atmosphere at a concentration of just under 1% at the earth's surface. The gas is approximately 1.4 times as heavy as air and is slightly soluble in water. It cannot sustain life, but it is highly used in certain industrial applications due to its high level of chemical inertness and the relative ease with which it can be produced.

Argon is the most abundant of the rare gases. It is produced, most commonly, in conjunction with the manufacture of high purity oxygen using cryogenic distillation.

Argon is widely used among many industries including Metal Industry, Laboratories, Welding, Electronics, Automotive, Transportation and a few others.


PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
Chemical and Common Name: Ar (gas), Argon Gas, Compressed Ar
ICC Classification: Flammable Nonflammable compressed gas
Chemical Family/Class: Inert gas
Boiling Point (at 1 atm): -185.9 deg C/ -320.6 deg F
Freezing Point (at 1 atm): -189.2 deg C/ -308 deg F
Specific Gravity (H2O=1): 1.40 @ boiling point
Vapour Density (AIR=1): 1.378
Molecular Weight: 39.948
Solubility in Water: slightly soluble, 0.056 v/v @ 0 deg C
Nature/ Appearance: colorless, odorless, tasteless, nontoxic

PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
Chemical and Common Name: LAR, Liquid Argon, Cryogenic Liquid Ar
ICC Classification: Nonflammable compressed gas
Chemical Family/Class: Inert gas
Boiling Point (at 1 atm): -185.9 deg C/ -302.6 deg F
Freezing Point (at 1 atm): -189.2 deg C/ -308.7 deg F
Specific Gravity (AIR=1): 1.40 @ boiling point
Vapour Density: 1.378
Molecular Weight: 39.948
Solubility in Water: slightly soluble, 0.056 v/v @ 0 deg C
Nature/ Appearance: colorless, odorless, tasteless, nontoxic

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