Connecting Chemistry


Atomic symbol: Kr
Atomic number: 36
Atomic mass: 83.80

Appearance: Colorless gas at 25°C

Group: 0 / 18
Period: 4
Series: Noble gases
Block: p
Electron configuration: 1s² 2s² 2p⁶ 3s² 3p⁶ 3d¹⁰ 4s² 4p⁶

Used in fluorescent lighting since it exhibits a whitish glow in an electric field.

Solid kryptonite is white and crystalline.

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