Sept 24, 2019
- What is Krypton?
Krypton is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas, it is a chemical element that can be found in different types of electronic tubes, in different neon luminous signs, in most fluorescent lamps, which sometimes can also contain argon and some types of photographic flashes used in high speed photography. Krypton only makes up about one-millionth of Earth’s atmosphere/0.0001% and is classed as a noble gas, it also does not react with anything except fluorine gas. The noble gasses are found on the far-right side of the periodic table, they include helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon and radon. The seventh noble gas, oganesson can be produced in all sorts of laboratories but only in small quantities, the other six elements occur naturally and can be found in the atmosphere. Unlike most volatile elements noble gases are monatomic which means they only occur in singular atoms instead of molecules. There are called noble gasses because these elements do not react with other elements neither do they lose, gain or share electrons, you could say there are quite antisocial. Krypton has an atomic number of 36 and its relative atomic mass is 83.80, its boiling point Is -153.22°C or -243.80°F and its melting point is -157.36°C or -251.25°F.
- Who and How was it Discovered?
On May 30, 1898 krypton was discovered by two British chemists formally known as Sir William Ramsay and Morris W. Travers while studying and experimenting with liquefied air. As they were boiling liquefied air, very small amounts of liquid krypton remained behind as the other liquids boiled away. Before this experiment Ramsay and Travers had just discovered Argon after they extracted it from air and theorized that they had just found a new group of elements. The question was how were they supposed to expose these gasses? They decided that other gasses would be hidden in Argon and with different processes of liquefaction and evaporation they hoped it would leave a heavier component behind, which as you know did. It was later named krypton from the Greek word, Kryptos which means the hidden one. Makes sense right! After discovering two more gasses neon and xenon in 1904 Ramsay was given the Nobel prize for chemistry.
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“Krypton – Element Information, Properties and Uses: Periodic Table.” Krypton – Element Information, Properties and Uses | Periodic Table, www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/36/krypton.
“Facts About Krypton.” LiveScience, Purch, www.livescience.com/32076-krypton.html.