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The most abundant rare gas in the atmosphere is?

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The most abundant rare gas in the atmosphere is?

A. He

B. Ne

C. Ar

D. Xe

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C

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The most abundant rare gas in the atmosphere is argon.

Table of percentage composition of noble gasses in the air is given below.

Noble gasPercentage
Helium0.00052%
Neon0.0018%
Argon0.93%
Krypton0.00011%
Xenon0.000009%
RadonVery small amount

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is incorrect. helium is the third highest.
  2. Option B is incorrect. neon is the second highest.
  3. C is correct. argon is the highest.
  4. D is not the correct answer. xenon is the second to last.
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KEY-POINTS…

You may please note these/this:

  • All noble gasses make up about 1% of the air.
  • Of all the noble gasses in the atmosphere, Argon is the most abundant.
  • Radon is the least abundant.

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/ culled from 2021 JAMB-UTME CHEMISTRY question 23 /

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    Of all the noble gasses in the atmosphere, Argon is the most abundant.

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