Chemical Elements History and Information Krypton

About the chemical element Krypton, its symbol, atomic number and weight, who discovered it and when.

The Atomic Elements and Their Uses

(Element) (Symbol) (Atomic number) (Atomic weight)

Krypton Kr 36 83.80

Discovered by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers of England in 1898. Krypton is used as a low-pressure gas to fill fluorescent lights, ("Kryptonite," the deadly rock that made Superman so vulnerable, doesn't exist.)

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