MS 06 Noble Gases

MATERIAL SCIENCE:

"Noble Gases"
ABOUT THIS LESSON: Material Science, Noble Gases

Lesson 6 of 33. This lesson will focus on the Nobel gases. Two areas which are discussed are neon lighting and radioactive radon which can enter homes from the soil in some areas.

Knowledge Check:
Why don’t the Nobel gases react easily with other atoms?
In low pressure gas discharge tubes, why do the different gases glow with different colors?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Theodore Miner has a B.S. degree in Physics and a degree in Electronics. He has worked for many years in the area of Industrial Control systems. His work involves evaluating materials and components used in electronic systems and performing failure analysis on control systems. His hobbies include tinkering with microcontroller home projects and ham radio.