Problem: Four of the boxes in the following periodic table are colored.Which one is a noble gas?

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We’re being asked to determine which among the four colored boxes in the given diagram is a noble gas.


Recall that elements are arranged in the periodic table according to Group (column) and period (row):

  • The noble gases are under Group 8A.


Therefore, using the given diagram, this means that: 

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Four of the boxes in the following periodic table The colored boxes are described as follow. Groups are columns and periods are rows. An accessible periodic table can be found here: https://media.pearsoncmg.com/bc/bc_0media_chem/periodictable/table.html. The red box is located in Group 2A and period 3. The green box is located in group 8B and period 5. The blue box is located in group 6A and period 3. The yellow box is located in group 8A and period 1.are colored.

Which one is a noble gas?