Few people have heard of this gaseous element even though it makes up a sizeable portion of the atmosphere. Well, 1% to be sure but that’s still much more common than much more familiar gases like hydrogen or helium.
Because of its electron shell configuration, argon is unable to form chemical bonds, and thus molecules, with any other element except perhaps under extreme conditions never found in nature. This characteristic is exploited commercially whenever there arises the need to protect any type of chemicals from oxidizing. This being a gas, of course, limits the possibilities to only those situations where argon and the material to be protected can be contained. In this capacity it features prominently throughout Luciteria’s ampule offerings where except for the sale of other gas elements any reactive ampule is filled with argon to keep the sample from reacting with anything else.