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    Helium is a colorless tasteless, non-combustible, non-explosive gas that is seven times lighter than air. Helium does not have anti-inflammatory or bronchodialating properties. Combining helium and oxygen gas (Heliox) results in a gas with a similar viscosity to air but with a substantially lower density. Heliox acts by lowering the resistance to gas flow within the airways and permitting an increase in ventilation. Heliox converts turbulent flow into more efficient laminar flow. It is used medically to treat respiratory disorders and saturation diving or deep see diving, for people who are submerged underwater for a long period of time. Heliox ease symptoms of various types of respiratory diseases that has been available to medical science since 1935. These treatments are for respiratory diseases like bronchiolitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and croup. Helium replaced the role of nitrogen, which was used in earlier attempts as a carrier gas, because it is less dense than nitrogen and allows easier breathing and the absorption of oxygen into the bloodstream occurs more readily. The use of heliox therapy is also done for conditions that do…

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    A British astronomer Fred Hoyle discovered that vital heavy elements can be built inside stars only because a carbon-12 nucleus can be made from the fusion of 3 helium nuclei. For the reaction to proceed, carbon-12 must match the energy level of the 3 helium nuclei when the fusion takes place.(Chown) This has been used as an example for the Fine Tuned argument. However, in 1989, astrophysicist Mario Livio showed that the carbon-12 energy level could have actually been significantly different and…

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    Nuclear Radiation Essay

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    together then having too many means there pushing others off the particles as there are too many attached to the main atom for them to share.Beta particles are formed when the neutron decays and forms an antineutrino particle which contains neutron and a few protons this then leaves a negatively charged beta particle due to the lack of neutrons to hold the particles together which will, in turn, throw the balance of the particles off making it unstable.Beta particles are shown by the symbol…

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    causes serious risk of suffocation or death when in confined areas. You may get frostbite from contact with Neon in cold temperatures. Temporary or permanent blindness is also a major injury with Neon. Neon is non-toxic and it is not radioactive. It is very unreactive to other elements due to its shells. Neon is obtained commercially by fractional distillation of liquid air. Most Neon is found on Earth's atmosphere and some is found in the Earth's Crust. Some everyday uses for neon are…

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    and helium along with trace amounts of lithium and beryllium along side. After only a couple of minutes it had cooled enough for protons and neutrons to combine into a nuclei, this is known as the time of nucleosynthesis which is the cosmic formation of atoms more complex than the hydrogen atom itself. Hundreds of millions of years later in nebula, A cloud of cosmic gases, the hydrogen gas clouds merge and, under gravity, form protostars in which started the process of creating stars which in…

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    Explain Sunspot Cycle

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    The Sun is far from fully understood and today the two biggest questions related to the Sun is the reason for the high temperature in the corona and how to explain the sunspot cycle \cite{PB}. The Sun is far from fully understood and today the two biggest questions related to the Sun is the reason for the high temperature in the corona and how to explain the sunspot cycle \cite{PB}. The Sun is far from fully understood and today the two biggest questions related to the Sun is the reason for the…

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    Light In Neon Signs

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    The light in neon signs are made of neon gas placed into glass tubes bent into decorative designs. Neon is used very often because it as a noble gas. This is because the every atom has an electron shell, therefore the atoms do not react with other atoms and it becomes very difficult to remove an electron because it would take much energy. When a high-voltage electrical current passes through the neon gas, its energy can remove an electron. The atoms in the tube are moving around and hitting…

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    created the Hindenburg. The Hindenburg burst into flames nearly eighty years ago. With its destruction, so went the production of passenger airships. The ship was originally viewed as an engineering marvel, a vehicle that could transport people over oceans faster and more comfortably than any boat could. At the time, airships such as blimps were able to fly due to the filling of hydrogen gas inside of it. Hydrogen is the lightest element, making it a viable choice in order for an…

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    Helium Essay

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    Helium was discovered by Sir William Ramsay and independently by N. A. Langley and P. T. Cleve at 1895 in England and Sweden. A French astronomer Janssen first obtained evidence for the existence of helium during the solar eclipse of 1868 in India. For many years helium was known as an element that might exist on the sun but unknown on the Earth. Sir William Ramsay discovered helium after treating a uranium mineral. Lockyer and Professor Edward Frankland suggested the name helium. A sample of…

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    Helium Research Paper

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    Helium is the second element in the periodic table. Its period number is 1 and it is apart of group number: 18. The group that Helium falls under is the Noble Gases. The element has an atomic number of 2, an atomic mass of 4 and is classified as a non-metal. It is the second most abundant element in the universe. Helium was discovered on the sun before it was found on the earth. In 1895, Pierre-Jules-C├ęsar Janssen, a French astronomer and Norman Lockyer, an English astronomer both who discovered…

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