Question 1 Report
Which of the following gases is used to retard the vaporization of the filament in a light bulb?
Argon is used to retard the vaporization of the filament in a light bulb. When a light bulb is turned on, the filament heats up and vaporizes, leading to a loss of material and eventual failure of the bulb. However, if the bulb is filled with an inert gas like argon, the gas helps to slow down the rate of vaporization by reducing the rate of evaporation of the filament. This prolongs the life of the filament and the bulb. Helium and hydrogen are not commonly used because they are too light and can escape through small leaks in the bulb. Oxygen is not used because it can react with the hot filament, leading to oxidation and failure of the bulb.