Periodic Table of Elements

Element Xenon - Xe

Comprehensive data on the chemical element Xenon is provided on this page; including scores of properties, element names in many languages, most known nuclides of Xenon. Common chemical compounds are also provided for many elements. In addition technical terms are linked to their definitions and the menu contains links to related articles that are a great aid in one's studies.

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Overview of Xenon

Xenon's Name in Other Languages

  • Latin: Xenon
  • Czech: Xenon
  • Croatian: Ksenon
  • French: Xénon
  • German: Xenon - s
  • Italian: Xeno
  • Norwegian: Xenon
  • Portuguese: Xenônio
  • Russian: Ксенон
  • Spanish: Xenón
  • Swedish: Xenon

Atomic Structure of Xenon

Chemical Properties of Xenon

Physical Properties of Xenon

Regulatory / Health

  • CAS Number
    • 7440-63-3
  • OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)
    • No limits set by OSHA
  • OSHA PEL Vacated 1989
    • No limits set by OSHA
  • NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limit (REL)
    • No limits set by NIOSH
  • Levels In Humans:
    Note: this data represents naturally occuring levels of elements in the typical human, it DOES NOT represent recommended daily allowances.
    • Blood/mg dm-3: trace
    • Bone/p.p.m: nil
    • Liver/p.p.m: nil
    • Muscle/p.p.m: nil
    • Daily Dietary Intake: n/a
    • Total Mass In Avg. 70kg human: n/a
  • Discovery Year: 1898
  • Name Origin:
    Greek: xenos (stranger).
  • Abundance of Xenon:
    • Earth's Crust/p.p.m.: 0.000002
    • Seawater/p.p.m.: 0.0001
    • Atmosphere/p.p.m.: 0.086
    • Sun (Relative to H=1E12): N/A
  • Sources of Xenon:
    Obtain from the small quantities in liquified air. Annual world wide production is around 0.6 tons.
  • Uses of Xenon:
    Used in electronic flashes, projection lamps, UV lamps, and other powerful lamps. Also used in bubble chambers and paint testers.
  • Additional Notes:

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