Symbol: Xe

Atomic Number: 54

Atomic Weight: 131.30

Xenon (atomic number 54, symbol Xe) is a gas and chemical element that was first isolated in 1898 by the English chemist Morris Travers and the Scottish chemist William Ramsay. Ramsey also discovered the elements krypton and neon.

Properties and Isotopes
This is a noble gas which is tasteless, colorless, and odorless. It is a nonmetal and gas at room temperature. It forms compounds such as xenon hexafluoroplatinate and dioxygenyl hexafluoroplatinate. Over 80 xenon compounds have been studied. It reacts with platinum, oxygen, and fluorine to form compounds. Different compounds are formed when xenon reacts with fluorine, including xenon tetrafluoride and...Read More