Krypton: Obvious Joke, or Rare
A Chris N production
Mr. Rapp Chemistry 1, p. 5
• Krypton is a noble gas, number 36, with symbol
• Krypton is a colorless gas at room temperature.
• It’s name comes from the Greek word for
• Krypton was discovered in 1898 by Sir William
Ramsay, and Morris W. Travers in England.
• They found it by boiling off the key components
of air and seeing what was left.
• Its uses include a low pressure filler for
fluorescent lamps, and the international standard
for a meter (derived from the wavelength of one
of its spectral lines.
Other great Kryptonian Stuff
• Krypton’s electron
• As a noble gas it very
rarely makes compounds.
• Krypton is a very rare
element and hard to
• Experts are now unclear as
to whether krypton truly is
• That sounds like a Mr.
• In fact he’s probably right
now saying, “Oh mercy
that was a good one.”