What Does Inert Mean?


An inert substance is one which does not form compounds with any other element. The noble gases, which occupy Group eight of the periodic table are totally inert.
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[in-urt, ih-nurt]
having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance (active): inert matter.
Chemistry having little or no ability to react, as nitrogen that occurs uncombined in the atmosphere.
Pharmacology having no pharmacological action, as the excipient of a pill.
inactive or sluggish by habit or nature.
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Inert is something that can not resist motion. Something that is inert is chemically inactive and can not typically react in a chemical manner. Inert can also mean inactive.
Inert means unable to move or resist motion. The most common use for the word inert would be in chemistry. An inert compound has a limited ability to react or is chemically inactive. Most of the noble gases are considered inert.
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