Radon

Radon (Rn) is one of six noble gases. Radon is radioactive, causing it to be a health concern.

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Radon

How many neutrons does radon have?

The number of neutrons in radon varies depending on which isotope of radon is specified. Let's look at what there is, but first let's review what we know about radon. Ready? Let's jump. Radon (Rn) is an inert gas, and it's unstable. It is radioactive, and all isotopes of radon will spontaneously undergo nuclear decay. Radon itself is the product of the radioactive decay of radium (226Ra). Yes, that stuff Marie Skłodowska-Curie discovered. Radon itself is element 86, and that means it has 86 protons in the nucleus. Always. The one isotope of radon that results from the decay of natural radium is 222Rn. The identification as radon-222 means that there are a total of 222 protons and neutrons in the nucleus. Since there are 86 protons, we can infer that there are 136 neutrons in that nucleus. We have the only naturally occurring isotope of radon identified. There is another isotope of radium, 228Rn, that is the product of the radioactive decay of naturally occurring thorium-232 (232Th). But the half life of the thorium from which this radioisotope occurs is, like, 1.4 x 1010 years. Yeah, you're right - there isn't a lot of thorium undergoing a decay reaction, even though there is a lot of thorium around. It's pretty stable. Plus, the half life of 228Rn is only about a minute! It's gone in 60 seconds! (Actually, about 65 seconds.) Anyway, the 228Rn has 86 protons and 142 neutrons. There are some other isotopes of radon that we've synthesized in the nuclear physics lab, and there are 32 of them. With the two we talked about and these 32, that makes 34 known isotopes of radon. A table with a list of all the isotopes of radon and their numbers of protons (which will always be 86) and neutrons can be viewed by using the link to the isotopes of radon. That list is posted at Wikipedia, and the link can be found below.

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Radon belongs to what family?

Radon is a noble gas, which makes it a group 18 element.

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What is the shorthand configuration of radon?

[Rn]

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Will radon lose gain or share electrons?

Typically no because it is a noble gas and has a full octet.

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Is radon a good conductor of electricity and heat?

Refer to the periodic table of elements and check if radon is a metal or not. If it is a metal then it will be good conductor of heat and electricity. If it is a gas it will not be good conductor of heat and electricity

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What do the following words all have in common silicon cobalt boron radon argon bromine and tellurium?

they are all elements of the periodic table

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Elements and Compounds
Noble Gases
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Why radon and krypton do not bond easily with other elements?

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What do silicone cobalt boron randon argon bromine and tellurium have in common?

They are all in the coal family, which will make them common.

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Why is production of radon gas from rocks fairly constant?

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What is the electron configuration for radon?

Radon's Electronic Configuration is 1s 2 2s 2 2p 6 3s 2 3p 6 3d 10 4s 2 4p 6 4d 10 5s 2 5p 6 4f 14 5d 10 6s 2 6p 6

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Does radon have luster?

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Radon Gas Abatement?

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Radon Gas Testing?

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Where can I buy radon mitigation online?

http://www.radondetect.ca/store/home.phpThis website has all of the supplies necessary to fulfill your needs. This was the only website that I could find for you/

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Where can I find advice on shopping for a service provider that does Radon testing?

Check out www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html, that is the official government website for radon testing and a citizen's guide to find the right place to get it done.

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What is Radon testing and can I buy one for my home?

Radon is a radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. You cant see, smell, taste radon so it is hard to know if you have it. You can buy Radon Test Kits at Homedepot or any similar store. If you have radon then you can eliminate it yourself for less then five hundred dollars

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What exactly is a radon mitigation?

Radon mitigation is any process used to reduce radon concentrations in the breathing zones of occupied buildings. So in other words, anything you do to reduce the Radon levels in an occupied building is considered Radon Mitigation

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What's the best option for radon gas detection?

You can buy a radon gas detector at many sites and mount them at your home. At amazon.com they are $130. Try http://www.amazon.com/Safety-Siren-Pro-HS71512-Detector/dp/B000CEAY64

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What all does radon testing entail?

Radon test kits are available commercially. A self test kit includes a collector that the user hangs in the lowest floor of the building that is habitable. After the prescribed number of days have passed, the collector is mailed to a lab for which the address is in the kit. An open land kit is also available for use before beginning to build in an area. Further information can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radon_testing

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Under what conditions would I need radon testing?

You may need radon testing or radon mitigation for your home if the air is below 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) in indoor air.

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What is the purpose and benefits of radon testing?

Radon testing lets you test for radon gas. Radon gas is harmful to your health and cause things such as cancer.

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What equipment would I need for radon testing?

You need a radon detector to perform radon testing. Essentially it's a geiger counter. Radon is radioactive and you locate it just the same way. Many radon alarms are available for areas where Radon is a problem.

You would need a radon detector for radon testing. You can purchase one from amazon.com for $130 shipped. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CEAY64

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What type of equipment is available for radon testing?

You can get simple home test kits or detectors. The Pro-Lab RA100 Household Radon Gas Test Kit is a good one.

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What kinds of dangerous gases would a leak detection service look for?

They would look for things like natural gas, radon, and propane. They may need different equipment for different substances.

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What are the dangers associated with uranium ming?

The radon gas emitted by the uranium ore makes it much more likely that you'll get cancer if you're exposed to it for too long.

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