List: Common Gases

Diatomic Gases

    – gas molecules that are made up of 2 atoms of the same type

O2 (oxygen gas)
H2 (hydrogen gas)
N2 (nitrogen gas)
I2 (iodine gas)
F2 (fluorine gas)
Cl2 (chlorine gas)

Monoatomic Gases

    – gas that are made up single atoms

He (helium gas)
Ne (neon gas)
Ar (argon gas)

Other molecular gases
NH3 (ammonia gas)
CO (carbon monoxide)
CO2 (carbon dioxide)
CH4 (methane)
NO2 (nitrogen dioxide)
SO2 (sulfur dioxide)
HCl (hydrogen chloride gas)

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