Honeywell solution#3: Some interesting things about gas

  • The word gas was named from 1650–60 by J. B. van Helmont (1577–1644), flemish chemical scientist. It is derived from the Greek word for “chaos”
  • Hydrogen is the lightest, richest gas and the most explosive gas on the globe
  • Radon’s atomic weight of 222 atomic mass makes it the heaviest gas known. It is up to 220 times heavier than hydrogen.
  • High concentrations of O2 increase the flabbyness of materials and gases – to such an extent as 24%, items such as clothing can burn naturally!
  • Not only does the gas contain a potential threat – dust can also explode! Examples of explosive dust include polystyrene, corn flour, and iron dust.
  • The automatic ignition temperature of a flammable gas is the temperature at which an ignition will take place, without even an external spark or external flame.
A supernatural explosion in space
A supernatural explosion in space
  • If you smell rotten eggs of Hydrogen Sulfide from the decomposition of organic matter, you are smelling only 1 ppm. Just 1,000 ppm of H2S is enough to kill you.
  • Fluorine is a repro reaction gas and negatively charged with most elements. That makes Fluorine a strong and dangerous oxidizing gas. Fluorine therefore reacts directly to most elements including rare gases such as Krypton, Xenon, and Radon.
  • Xenon is the rarest non-radioactive gas element in earth’s atmosphere. It represents 90 parts per billion of the entire atmosphere
  • There are 17 total gases that can be found in the natural atmosphere on Earth. Only oxygen and nitrogen are found in large concentrations; 20.9476% and 78.084% respectively.
  • Hydrogen Sulfide bubbling up from the sea could cause global extinction of
  • plant and animal systems almost 250 million years ago.
  • ATEX (short for ATmospheres EXplosibles – Potentially Explosive Environment) sets minimum safety standards for both developers and manufacturers related to ATmospheres EXplosibles – Potentially explosive environments.
  • Jupiter – the largest gas giant in our solar system – contains about 90% Hydrogen and Helium 10%. In fact, its composition is actually very similar to a primitive Solar Nebula (the type of nebula from which our solar system evolved).


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