Xenon........Xe........54

 

Facts

Name

Xenon

Symbol

Xe

Atomic Number

54

Atomic Mass

131.29

Number of Protons

54

Number of Neutrons

77

Number of Electrons

54

Melting Point

-111.8į C

Boiling Point

-108.1į C

Normal Phase

Gas (Noble Gas)

Classification

Non-metal

The element belongs to the 18th family.

Origin of Name: Greek Ďxenosí, meaning strange

Discovered by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers in 1898

 

Interesting Facts

The element Xenon is a very interesting element. It is a colorless, odorless gas. It makes up .086 parts per million of the atmosphere. Itís one of the six noble gases. There are many uses for Xenon. It can be used for UV or sun lamps, paint testers, projection lamps, electronic flashes and bubble chambers. When it is excited by electricity, it produces a blue/white light. About half a ton of it is produced each year from liquid air. There are many interesting facts about the element Xenon.

  

 

 

Xenon is the element with so many different uses,

It helps photographers takes their pictures with the bright light which it produces

It can make a party so much fun,

Because itís used in strobe lights that shine like the sun

When excited by electricity it makes a blue/white light,

The brightness is so strong it could affect your sight

Itís used in sun lamps that give you a nice tan,

Itís also used in film projectors if youíre a movie fan

On the periodic table, Xenon is 54,

And with all of its uses, it will never be a bore.

 

 

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For more information:

Encarta Information on Xenon

 

Xenon........Xe........54

 

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