Facts about Krypton

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Krypton
The Element Krypton is defined as...
A whitish, largely inert gaseous element used chiefly in gas discharge lamps and fluorescent lamps. 
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Krypton
What are the origins of the word Krypton ?
The name originates from the Greek word 'kryptos' meaning hidden.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Krypton
Krypton is classified as an element in the 'Noble Gases' section which can be located in group 18 of the Periodic Table.
 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Krypton
Krypton was discovered by William Ramsay and Morris Travers in 1898
 

Occurrence of the element Krypton in the Atmosphere
The concentration of this gas in earth's atmosphere is about 1 ppm
 

Common Uses of Krypton
Photographic flash lamps
Gas discharge lamps
Fluorescent lamps
 

The Properties of the Element Krypton

Name of Element : Krypton
Symbol of Element : Kr
Atomic Number of Krypton : 36
Atomic Mass: 83.8 amu
Melting Point: -157.2 C - 115.950005 K
Boiling Point: -153.4 C - 119.75001 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Krypton : 36
Number of Neutrons in Krypton : 48
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 3.74 g/cm3
Color of Krypton : whitish


The element Krypton and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Krypton on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Krypton for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Krypton with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Krypton element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Krypton - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Krypton element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Krypton was discovered by William Ramsay and Morris Travers in 1898. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Krypton is just one element that can be found.
 

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