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What does it look, feel, taste, or smell like?Edit
Krypton is an odorless and colorless gas.
How was it discovered?Edit
It was discovered on May 30, 1898 by Sir William Ramsay, a British chemist, and Morris M. Travers and English chemist. They discovered it by boiling the liquified air and some of the liquid that was left was Krypton. Due to it high boiling point at -153.415 C the more abundant gases or low boiling point gases have evaporated and what is left was Krypton.
Where did its name come from?Edit
The name comes from the Greek word “Kryptos” or is translated to English, “Hidden”.
Where is it found?Edit
The only source for Krypton is the Earth’s atmosphere. It is believed that the Earth’s atmosphere contains around 0.0001% of Krypton gas.
What are its uses?Edit
Krypton is used as a filling gas in fluorescent light. It is also used for flash lamps and high speed photography. It can also be used for lasers and was also used in the Cold War to measure Soviet nuclear production.
Is it dangerous?Edit
Krypton is an odorless and colorless gas. Since it is a noble gas, it is inactive. Noble gases barely react to anything, so they are not considered dangerous. As stated previously, the only gas Krypton reacts to is Fluorine which creates Krypton Difluoride.