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Argon is a chemical element designated by the symbol Ar. Argon has atomic number 18 and is the third element in group 18 of the periodic table (noble gases). Argon is present in the Earth's atmosphere at 0.93%, making it the most abundant noble gas on Earth. Its full outer shell makes argon stable and resistant to bonding with other elements. Its triple point temperature of 83.8058 K is a defining fixed point in the International Temperature Scale of 1990.


Atomic number:   18
Symbol:   Ar
Atomic weight:   39.948
Boiling Point (C):   -185.8
Melting Point (C):   -189.4
Density:   1.4
heatVapor:   1.56
heatFusion:   .281
Electrical Conductivity:   --
Thermal Conductivity:   4e-05
Specific Heat Capacity:   .125


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