NPR for North Texas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Argon Gas Reacts

Richard Harris reports that scientists in Finland have succeeded in making a chemical compound out of one of the few elements on earth considered to be completely inert -- argon. Argon is a gas that makes up 1 percent of our atmosphere. Until now, argon atoms have been complete loners. In today's issue of Nature, chemists reveal a method to make chemical bonds between argon and other atoms.

Copyright 2000 NPR