rare gas


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rare gas:

see inert gasinert gas
or noble gas,
any of the elements in Group 18 of the periodic table. In order of increasing atomic number they are: helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon. They are colorless, odorless, tasteless gases and were once believed to be entirely inert, i.e.
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rare gas

[′rer ′gas]
(chemistry)
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The correction function was frequently checked during the course of the experiment by measuring the photoelectron spectra of a rare gas as a function of wavelength over a wavelength range sufficient to generate photoelectrons with kinetic energies equivalent to those produced in the photolonization of [CO.
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Once the quacks have soundly thrashed this thing I shall return like a rare gas and as if out of a trap.
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