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Taming Lightning

Sep 19, 2020

This episode is sponsored by The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowment in reception of the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grant, and residency is hosted by the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

Intro Music: Boost by Joakim Karud

Outro Music: The Process by LAKEY INSPIRED

Hello Lightning Tamers, this is episode number 30, and in today’s podcast, I’ll be reading the article  “A Noble Quest: History of noble gases” by Mike Sutton, the story of William Ramsay’s Hunt for the noble gases!

During the early 2 months of the covid-19 pandemic with the stay-at-home order here in Pittsburgh,  I took advantage of that time to research. Among many things, I wanted to answer several questions I had for the noble gases: when were they discovered, who discovered them, and the naming convention behind the gases. (the last one being my slight obsession with word and meanings/definitions of). I ended up on the Chemistry World website where I found this article. Now it took a little more time than previous permission but Taming Lightning has been granted permission to read the following article from the Chemistry World Magazine by the Royal Society of Chemistry.