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Argon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic gas.  Argon, along with helium, neon, krypton, xenon, and radon is also known as a “rare” gas.  Argon forms no known chemical compounds.  The gas Argon Imageis 1.38 times heavier than air and is slightly soluble in water.

Argon is present in the atmosphere at a concentration of 0.93%.  Argon is recovered from air in an Air Separation Unit (ASU) where it is drawn off as a cryogenic liquid or as a gas in cylinders. 

Applications for argon often utilize its inert properties Non-Flammablefor protection against the oxidizing effect of air.  Argon is widely used as a blanketing or shielding gas in metallurgy and arc welding and cutting.  Argon is also used to fill incandescent and fluorescent lamps. 

Argon Helpful Links

Argon MSDS Link

Liquid Argon MSDS Link










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