Radon

Information on Radon

Basic Information

element name: Radon

symbol: Rn

atomic number: 86

atomic weight: 222.02

group: 18

period:6

color: colorless

classification: non-metal

History

Radon was discovered by Friedrich Ernst Dorn in 1900 (Germany). Radon was originally called niton.

Uses

Radon is used to predict earthquakes, radiation therapy(hosptials), and sometimes used for therapeutic uses.

Description

Radon is a colorless gas, that can change to a yellow color when the temperature on it is lowered.

Biology

Radon has no biological role.

Geology

Radon can be found in streams and hot springs.

Properties

Solid,

Melting point: -96 degrees F

Boiling point: -79.1 degrees F

Interesting facts

Radon is the heaviest gas, radon build-up is harmful to humans and radon is associated with uranium.