By Kiara Reyes
Why did you choose this Element?
When was it discovered? Who discovered the element?
Krypton was discovered on May 30, 1898 by Sir William Ramsay, a Scottish chemist, and Morris M. Travers, an English chemist, while studying liquefied air. Small amounts of liquid krypton remained behind after the more volatile components of liquid air had boiled away.
What does the element look like?
Properties and Characteristics of the element?
Melting Point: 115.79 K (-157.36°C or -251.25°F)
Boiling Point: 119.93 K (-153.22°C or -243.80°F)
Density: 0.003733 grams per cubic centimeter
Phase at Room Temperature: Gas
Element Classification: Non-metal
Why is it important to preserve or keep creating this element? What is it used for?
A reason we should preserve Krypton is because it has many uses for us. It may not be as important as something like oxygen but it still has many uses that we will need. It is already limited to us so it would be even harder to preserve it, which is why we should start soon. It helps us with photography, lighting, and even to detect nuclear production.
Krypton is obtained by distillation from liquid air despite being one of the rarest gases in the Earth’s atmosphere, accounting for only 1 part per million by volume.