Definitions for: Xenon


[n] a colorless odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth's atmosphere in trace amounts



Webster (1913) Definition: Xen"on, n. [Gr. ?, neut. of ? strange.] (Chem.)
A very heavy, inert gaseous element occurring in the
atmosphere in the proportion of one volume is about 20
millions. It was discovered by Ramsay and Travers in 1898. It
can be condensed to a liquid boiling at -109[deg] C., and to
a solid which volatilizes without melting. Symbol Xe or X;
atomic weight 130.2.

Synonyms: atomic number 54, Xe

See Also: air, argonon, chemical element, element, inert gas, noble gas

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