Facts about Xenon
Facts about Xenon - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Xenon
The Element Xenon is defined as...
A colorless, odorless, highly unreactive gaseous element found in minute quantities in the atmosphere, extracted commercially from liquefied air and used in stroboscopic, bactericidal, and laser-pumping lamps.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Xenon
What are the origins of the word Xenon ?
The name originates from the Greek word 'xenon' meaning stranger.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Xenon
Xenon 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 Xenon
Xenon was discovered by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers in England in 1898.
Occurrence of the element Xenon in the Atmosphere
A trace gas in Earth's atmosphere, occurring in one part in twenty million
Obtained from liquid air
Common Uses of Xenon
Stroboscopic, bactericidal, and laser-pumping lamps
The Properties of the Element Xenon
Name of Element : Xenon
Symbol of Element : Xe
Atomic Number of Xenon : 54
Atomic Mass: 131.29 amu
Melting Point: -111.9 °C - 161.25 °K
Boiling Point: -108.1 °C - 165.05 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Xenon : 54
Number of Neutrons in Xenon : 77
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 5.8971 g/cm3
Color of Xenon : Colorless
The element Xenon and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Xenon 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 Xenon for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Xenon with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Xenon element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Argon - 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 Xenon 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. Xenon was discovered by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers in England 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 Xenon is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Xenon
Information Facts about the Xenon Element