Is Krypton toxic?
Asked in Science
What are the main characteristics of Krypton?
Krypton is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, inert gas, and considered to be non-toxic. Although it is extremely unreactive krypton can react with fluorine, and a few compounds of the element have been prepared, including krypton (II) fluoride and krypton clathrates. Krypton is characterized by several sharp emission lines (spectral signatures) the strongest being green and yellow. It is one of the products of uranium fission. Solidified krypton is white and crystalline with a face-centered cubic crystal structure, which is a common property of all noble gases.
Asked in Elements and Compounds
Can krypton have any chemical reactions?
Yes. For many years it was believed that krypton (Kr) was totally inert. However, around 50 years ago, it was found that it did react with fluorine gas to form krypton difluoride (KrF2). Since then the following compounds of Kr have also been created/found: Krypton Tetrachloride KrCl4 Krypton Hexabromine KrBr6 Krypton Dichromate Kr2Cr2O7 Krypton Chromate KrCrO4 Krypton Tetrafluoride KrF4 Krypton Dioxide KrO2