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inert gas

Look at the symbols for the inert gases: helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon.
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  a non-reactive gas; does not react chemically with other substances under ordinary conditions
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inert gas noble gases noble gas inert gases
Also called "noble gas". The inert gases (helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon)
belong to group 18 of the periodic table.  They are, for example,  used to keep food from spoiling and oil tankers from exploding.
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  • Look at the symbols for the inert gases: helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon.
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  • H is for hydrogen, a weight of one;
    When fission’s split, as brightly lit
    As hot as any sun.
    He is for helium, a weight of two;
    The noble gas, the ghostly pass
    That lifts the world anew.
    Li is for lithium, a weight of three;
    A funeral pyre, when touched with fire—
    And deadly sleep for me.
    Be is for beryllium, a weight of four .
    —From the Elemental Prayers
    ("Prayer and Study," The Book of Shhh)
    During the summers I have to help my uncle at the Stop-N-Save on Mondays,
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Higher percentage of noble gases, but completely breathable.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Look at me, and tell me that symbol of the first inert gas, helium.
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  • You might as well have asked them to name the atomic numbers of all the inert gases.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   inert gas [8] , alkaline [6] , hydrocarbon [7] , colloid [9]
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