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1Chemistryinertethe inert gases — los gases inertes
- The nitrogen we breathe is chemically inert and takes no part in the chemical or metabolic reactions in the body.
- By surrounding hot metals with inert argon, the metals are protected from potential oxidation by oxygen in the air.
- Like other elements in Group 18, krypton is chemically inert.
- Bromine even reacts with relatively inert elements such as platinum and palladium.
- Furthermore, the rapid expansion of cold gases forced hot, oxygenated air from the waste pile and replaced it with chemically inert nitrogen and carbon dioxide.
- Normally it is said that gold has no biochemical purpose, because it is chemically inert.
- Niobium is a relatively inert element, although it does react with oxygen and concentrated acids at high temperatures.
- But a fine grain of plutonium - a chemically inert metal - never dissolves.
- In fact, a large proportion of carcinogens is chemically inert and requires metabolic activation to exert their detrimental effects.
- Since argon is chemically inert, there is no tissue carbonization.
- Fluorine is so reactive that it forms compounds with the noble gases, which were thought to be chemically inert.
- Because it is chemically inert, helium was not identified on Earth until some time later, in 1895.
- Both types of polymer contain strong C-F bonds and are thermally stable, chemically inert and ‘non-stick’, because of the low affinity of fluorine for other materials.
- Mars's atmosphere is completely inert, no chemical reactions could go on there.
- Gases that reach the stratosphere can remain there for many years, particularly if they are chemically inert.
- Airborne CFCs, which were relatively inert near Earth's surface, were being decomposed by sunlight in the upper atmosphere, releasing free chlorine atoms.
- If some of the components of this system chemically react with each other then the inert substance dispersing the reactants is the inert solvent.
- Intramolecular forces in the chlorobenzene backbone of the polymer create a strong film that is chemically inert to acid, base, and ketone exposure.
- Precious metals are elements that are rare in the Earth's crust, are attractive to look at, and are chemically quite inert.
- Neon is the second element in Group 18 of the periodic table, a group of elements known as the inert or noble gases.
- He glanced over his shoulder, then spun completely around to stare at the inert body crumpled on the asphalt a few feet behind him.
- After all, the image of politically inert women reinforces cherished myths about motherhood.
- Our political parties are inert, and that's the reason behind the emergence of the radical groups which are filling in the political vacuum.
- ‘We're looking for people who in 15 minutes can make an inert audience move,’ explains Jonny Rocket, who, with his wife Lisa, has organised the free event.
- Another man strode by with the inert body of a young child in his arms.
- Two hours later, we watched through glass as her inert body was wheeled into the intensive care recovery.
- So is it just an unwillingness on the part of an inert legal community in this country that the jury system has not been adequately researched?
- Yet post-modern politics is remarkably inert in the face of the challenge of constructing a new kind of state.
- Meanwhile, the intention is to turn whole command and control agencies into passive, inert organisms.
- It's long been suggested that Britain is a country of inert fools who do nothing more than sit in front of the TV.
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