If the Queen cuts the cheese is it considered a noble gas? Oh boy, even we thought we were above that one. Today's video is about none other than noble gases.
All of their loyal subjects marvel at the gases' obvious air of nobility.
How do they stay so calm and regal looking?
Even in the face of royal courtroom drama?
It has to do with their electrons.
Since all of the Noble gases have their outer orbital completely full...
...they're never looking to gain or lose an electron.
We've seen the lowly elements that are always trying to gain or lose electrons.
Of course the Noble gases are a bit braggadocious, even if they've earned it.
Each of them wears a crest on their uniform proudly advertising
their totally stable valence electron configuration.
King Helium, with two electrons in its outer shell, has a crest that reads 1-S-2.
The other Noble gases have crests that look a bit different
but still indicate that they have totally full outer orbitals.
Nothing like rubbing it in a little, huh?
No matter what atrocities occur inside the court...
the Noble gases remain totally un-reactive.
There's never any panic on their faces, never any stress lines forming on their foreheads.
Because they're perfectly content with their respective electron situations.
They never feel pressured to change their configuration to please anyone.
Except, maybe, for Prince Argon, who always fancies himself a performance artist.
But he swallowed his pride and took his place on the court to make his parents happy.