|Origin of Name
||From the Greek word, xenon, meaning stranger
|Date and Place of Discovery
||On July 12, 1898 in England
||Sir William Ramsay
and Morris Travers
- It produces a blue glow in a vacuum tube when excited by an electrical discharge (used in
- It is a byproduct formed when liquefying air.
- It is not normally kept in a laboratory.
- It occurs in the earth's atmosphere in very small amounts.
- It was part of the first noble gas compound that was synthesized.
- Lighting of all types, including strobe lights
- Flash cameras
- Movie projection
- Nuclear reactors
- Oxidizing agents