What is meant by the noble gases?

Answer The noble gases means the group of very stable elements found in the helium group on the periodic table. The group includes helium (He), neon (Ne) argon (Ar), krypton (Kr), xenon (Xe) and radon (Rn... Read More »

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Why are noble gases called noble?

In chemistry, "noble" refers to an element with very low chemical reactivity--that is, one that doesn't easily form compounds with other elements. Helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon and radon are ... Read More »

Who discovered noble gases?

Neil Bartlett is credited with discovering the first chemical compound of noble gas, according to All Periodictables. The first noble gas that Bartlett discovered while he was working as a chemist ... Read More »

Can noble gases be in compounds?

Once thought to be chemically inert, noble gases were first combined in 1962 by Neil Bartlett, who created a compound from xenon and platinum hexafluoride. Since then, additional noble gas compound... Read More »

Do noble gases react?

Noble gases are widely thought to be inert, or unable to react with other elements. However, of the six noble gases, only two are actually inert. Helium and neon will not react to other elements. A... Read More »