So, what was that lazy gas?
And the answer is …..
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!