Krypton

by Levy, Janey.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j q 546.754 LEV
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j q 546.754 LEV
 
 
Summary
Krypton (Kr), a noble gas, is sometimes known as the hidden gas because it was so hard to isolate from the air. Scientists, however, have discovered that krypton is useful in many ways. It is used in lighting, lasers, and medicine. It is used to detect leaks in sealed containers and to measure X-rays. Scientists have even used it to determine the age of water locked away in spaces deep underground! In this book, students learn about the periodic law, krypton s discovery, and krypton s relationship to the other noble gases. They will explore its atomic structure, how krypton is obtained through fractional distillation, how it forms compounds, and how the gas is used in businesses and industries, including in fluorescent lights, vehicle headlights, neon signs, windows, and insulation.
Contents
Krypton
The hidden gas
Krypton, atomic structure, and the periodic table
Getting and using krypton
Krypton compounds
Krypton and you the periodic table of elements.

Additional Information
Series Understanding the elements of the periodic table.
Subjects Krypton -- Popular works.
Periodic law -- Tables -- Popular works.
Krypton.
Chemical elements.
Periodic law -- Tables.
Publisher New York :Rosen Pub. Group,2009
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index.
ISBN 9781404217782 (lib. bdg.)
1404217789 (lib. bdg.)
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