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'''Noble gases''' are a group of inert [[gas]] [[element]]s, including [[helium]], [[neon]], [[argon]], [[krypton]], [[xenon]], and [[radon]]. Owing to their filled electron shells, these elements do not readily react chemically.
'''Noble gases''' are a group of inert [[gas]] [[element]]s, including [[helium]], [[neon]], [[argon]], [[krypton]], [[xenon]], and [[radon]]. In an inert gas atom the [[Atomic_electron_configuration|electron configuration]] has completely filled any occupied [[Atomic_orbital|orbitals]], so these elements do not readily react chemically.

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Noble gases are a group of inert gas elements, including helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon. In an inert gas atom the electron configuration has completely filled any occupied orbitals, so these elements do not readily react chemically.