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What is Xenon?

xenon is a "noble" or "inert" gas present in the atmosphere to a small extent. Xenon is present in the Martian atmosphere to the extent of about 0.08 ppm. Before 1962, it was (MORE)
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Is xenon flammable?

No, xenon is not flammable. It's an inert or noble gas, and it is most reluctant to react with anything else. It won't burn.
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What can xenon do?

Xenon is a noble gas, and provides an inert atmosphere for most chemical reactions--it does form fluorides and oxides, however, the latter of which are sensitive explosives an (MORE)
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Why is xenon purple?

Xenon is a colourless gas. If you are referring to the light given out by HID Xenon bulbs, this is created by the electric arc generated inside the bulb. The colour of the a (MORE)
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Is xenon polar?

No, first xenon is an element, and so cannot be polar. Second, it is monatomic, and a single atom cannot be polar.
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Why is xenon named xenon?

Because Sir William Ramsay named it after the Greek word xenon, meaning foreigner, stranger or guest.
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How dence is xenon?

I suppose you mean dense ? Density of xenon is 5.9g/L @ 273K & 1atm
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Who discvered xenon?

Xenon was discovered in England by William Ramsay and Morris Travers in 1898, shortly after their discovery of the elements krypton and neon.
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Is Xenon a anion?

No. Xenon is a neutral element. It has completely filled valence orbitals, hence is stable. It does not form anion.
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Why was xenon called xenon?

It was called xenon because In Greek it is xenos , meaningstranger, because it is pretty rare to find in the air you breathe.