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# Inert gases belong to which block of the periodic table?

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## Inert gases:-Inert gases or also called noble gases are the elements present in group $18$ of the periodic table.These gases are called inert because they are non-reactive in nature as they have completely filled outermost shells.These elements have the general electronic configuration of ${\mathrm{ns}}^{2}{\mathrm{np}}^{6}$Hence they belong to the $\mathrm{p}-\mathrm{block}$, except for Helium as it has 2 electrons and its electronic configuration of $1{\mathrm{s}}^{2}$.So, Helium belongs to the s-block.The elements of group $18$ are:- Helium$\left(\mathrm{He}\right)$, Neon$\left(\mathrm{Ne}\right)$, Argon$\left(\mathrm{Ar}\right)$, Krypton$\left(\mathrm{Kr}\right)$, Xenon$\left(\mathrm{Xe}\right)$and Radon$\left(\mathrm{Rn}\right)$.Therefore, inert gases belong to the $\mathrm{p}-\mathrm{block}$ of the periodic table.

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