Wanted for

  • Used commercially
  • Used in photographic flash lamps, bactericidal lamps, high-intensive arc-lamps for motion picture projection and high-pressure arc lamps
  • Used in car headlights and UV lights

  • Xenon is also used in bubble chambers, probes and other applications


  • Chemical symbol is Xe

  • Greek for strange of foreign


  • Colorless

  • Atomic Mass is 131.29

  • Atomic Number is 54

  • Non-Metal

  • Gas at room temperature


  • 54 protons

  • 77 neutrons

  • 54 electrons

    First Arresting Officer

  • Discovered by Sir William Ramsay (A Scottish Chemist) & Morris W. Travers (An English Chemist), after the elements krypton and neon were discovered

  • Ramsay discovered the Noble Gases and got a Noble Prize in chemistry inn 1904

  • Travers founded the Indian Institute of Science, and worked with Ramsay to discover Krypton, Xenon, and Neon

Report of first arrest

  • Discovered in 1898

  • They found xenon in the residue left over from evaporating components of liquid air.

    Last Seen

  • Xenon is found as the 54th element on the Periodic Table

  • The family name is called the Noble Gasses

  • Found in Earth’s Atmosphere

Known Associates

  • Forms compounds with Tetrafluoride

  • The only Noble Gas that forms chemical compounds that are stable at room temperature

  • Xe+2F 2 →XeF 4

Warning Label

  • Xenon in its pure form is stable

ISBN and Citations

  • 978-1-4358-3558-0

    • Staff, By Live Science. "Facts About Xenon." LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 17 June 2013. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

    • Xenon World of Chemistry Gale 2000 Web 18 Sept 2015

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