Periodic Table of the Elements: Xenon

Name: Xenon
Symbol: Xe
Atomic Number: 54
Atomic Mass: 131.30
Atomic Volume: 36.76 cc/mol
Discovered By: Ramsay and Travers
Discovery Date: 1898
Origin of Name: Xenon - (Greek) xenon (stranger)
Toxicity: Not toxic. Has narcotic action (70% Xe).
Summary: A noble gas. Despite being a noble gas, many compounds of xenon have been prepared including XePtF 6 , XeF 2 , XeF 4 , and XeO 3 . Xenon is used in strobe lamps and flashlamps for photography.


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HHe
LiBeBCNOFNe
NaMgAlSiPSClAr
KCaScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr
RbSrYZrNbMoTcRuRhPdAgCdInSnSbTeIXe
CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr

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