The Element Krypton


The special feature of krypton is its brilliant green and orange spectral signature which is a product of uranium fission. Solidified krypton is white and crystalline with a face-centered cubic crystal structure. Being a noble krypton can be extracted from liquid air through fractional distillation. The exact amount of krypton in space is uncertain owing to its original name ‘the hidden one’.

Industrial uses of krypton include in bulbs used for photography sue to its brilliant white light source. It is also used in photographic flashes of high speed photography/cameras. Combined with other gases, krypton is used to make luminous signs that glow in bright greenish-yellow light.

Atomic Number & Chemical Properties


Element Basics:

Chemical Symbol: Kr
Atomic Number: 36
Atomic Weight: 83.8
Element Classification: Inert Gas
Discovered By: Sir William Ramsey, M.W. Travers
Date of Discovery: 1898 (Great Britain)
Origin of Name: Greek: kryptos (hidden).

How to Recognize it at a Party:

Dense, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas

Seriously Atomic Information:

Density (g/cc): 2.155 (@ -153°C)
Melting Point (°K): 116.6
Boiling Point (°K): 120.85
Atomic Radius (pm): n/a
Atomic Volume (cc/mol): 32.2
Covalent Radius (pm): 112
Ionic Radius: n/a
Pauling Negativity Number: 0.0
First Ionizing Energy (kJ/mol): 1350.0
Oxidation States: 2
Electronic Configuration: [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p6

Getting Intimate with Krypton:

Lattice Structure: Face-Centered Cubic (FCC)
Lattice Constant (Å): 5.720
Lattice C/A Ratio: n/a
Specific Heat (@20°C J/g mol): 0.247
Fusion Heat (kJ/mol): n/a
Evaporation Heat (kJ/mol): 9.05
Thermal Conductivity (@25°C W/m K):
Debye Temperature (°K): n/a


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