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jmmnq5.Everything you say about argon is just as true for helium.Yet practically everyone has heard the "squeaky voice" effect of breathing helium.Essentially everyone who tries that survives.Breathing argon is no more risky than breathing helium....(snip)...
If gases pooled in the way you suggest then we would have already drowned in the argon present in the air.Why,even after having it pointed out that gases mix, do people not believe this?Xenon is occasionally used as an anaesthetic.Argon is vastly cheaper; if it worked they wouldn't use Xenon. Even krypton ( which is cheaper than xenon doesn't work.
I have no experience of working directly with argon in this way, so do not know whether the difference is trivial or major.
If gases pooled in the way you suggest then we would have already drowned in the argon present in the air.Why,even after having it pointed out that gases mix, do people not believe this?
Just stop being wrong."The linked image that you show of the distribution of Xenon in the lung proves nothing without the full text of the scientific article. It is much more likely that the patient inhaled air with a trace of radioactive xenon incorporated than that s/he breathed xenon in high concentration."
According to this http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=AqGQN1-JMuYC&pg=PA60&lpg=PA60&dq=MRI+imaging+lungs+%22xenon+concentration%22&source=bl&ots=Sx_yquoZhE&sig=D5yKEedw9A93EYqRc2FCFyyWqfw&hl=en&ei=iZu0TvfWIYSWOsWhhO8B&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CFAQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=falseThe xenon concentration mat well be about 70%.
Gases mix as they enter the lungs. To pool as you said they do requires them to unmix. if they did that we would drown in the 1% of argon in the air.I'm not the one backing down here.You said that argon pooled in the lungs. It doesn't.I pointed out that, if it pooled in lungs it would pool in general, notably the atmosphere.if it did that we would all be dead.We are not dead.Argon doesn't unmix from the air and pool.It doesn't unmix in general.It doesn't unmix in lungs.It doesn't pool in lungs.