Can helium be used with latex balloons?

Answer Helium is routinely used in latex balloons to make them float. The length of time a helium balloon stays airborne depends on the size of the balloon. An 11-inch latex balloon floats for 18 to 24 ho... Read More »

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Why is helium used in balloons instead of hydrogen?

Helium is a non-flammable gas that is lighter than air, causing balloons filled with it to rise. Hydrogen is even lighter than helium, however it burns very easily and is unsafe to use in balloons ... Read More »

Do helium balloons or air-filled balloons last longer?

Air-filled balloons last longer than helium balloons. The average lifespan of a helium balloon is eight to twelve hours (the larger the balloon, the longer it lasts). A special treatment called HI-... Read More »

Why do balloons filled with helium float?

Helium-filled balloons float because the helium inside them weighs less than the atmosphere outside them. This effect causes the heavier air to overcome the balloon's gravity, making it float."Ligh... Read More »

How to Blow Up Helium Balloons?

Helium balloons are a great feature for any party and add a festive feel to the surroundings. Although it is possible to purchase pre-inflated balloons from a local party store you may choose to bl... Read More »