Atomic symbol: Ar
Atomic number: 18
Atomic mass: 39.95
Appearance: colorless gas at 25°C
Group: 0 / 18
Series: Noble gases
Electron configuration: 1s² 2s² 2p⁶ 3s² 3p⁶
Odorless, nonflammable and nontoxic.
The ‘go-to’ gas when an inert environment in needed, such as for food storage, shielding in welding, and in light bulbs.
Fun Fact! The name “argon” comes from the Greek word “argos”, meaning lazy or inactive, due to it’s highly inert nature.