What are nobel gasses? Is oxygen a nobel gas, if yes how?

Asked by  | 7th Dec, 2013, 02:31: PM

Expert Answer:

Noble gases are sometimes called inert gases, and they are the elements in Group 18 of the periodic table.

They comprise the elements helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radioactive radon, which have no known stable isotopes. 
These gases are found as single atoms, (except Xenon; Xe, and krypton; Kr) as they do not like to interact with other atoms on the periodic table, hence the name inert.

Their outer-most electrons shells (valence shells) are completely full with eight electrons (save helium with two), which defines the chemistry of these elements.

There are six noble gases:

Helium (He)

Neon (Ne)

Argon (Ar)

Krypton (Kr)

Xenon (Xe)

Radon (Ra)

No, Oxygen is not a noble gas.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 9th Dec, 2013, 10:45: AM

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