The Lazy Gas (2)

So, what was that lazy gas? And the answer is ..... ....... Argon. Why Argon? The Greek word 'Argos' means lazy and it was this word that gave rise to Argon. Argon is a noble gas - it doesn't react with anything (we all know that). It was 'discovered' by default. It was the remaining 1% of air that did not do anything (ie, did not react with anything) - so it was thought of as being lazy - and the name stuck!

Solid or Gas?

I am yet to find a satisfactory answer to this question, so please, enlighten me! What I am trying to find out is ..... ....Imagine you are in a spaceship orbiting the Earth - on one your crew members has decided that they have had enough of your company and throws you out of the airlock with no spacesuit on. What happens? Remember, space is a vacuum and liquids will boil in a vacuum. Space is also very very cold. So, will the air in ...