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Professor Poliakoff discovers that the treasures at the Royal Society are protected from fire by a combination of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and argon.

For all the basics about argon, check this out.

For the fun facts, photos, and everything else you'll ever want to know about argon, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.

The name argon is derived from the Greek word for "inactive"; a reference to the fact that argon really is an inert, truly noble gas.
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Without doing any research, how many Nobel Prizes in Chemistry can you remember?
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