What Is the Density of Krypton Gas at STP?


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The density of krypton gas at standard temperature and pressure is 3.749 g·L−1. Krypton is a noble gas, which means it doesn't combine with other elements under normal circumstances.

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Odorless, colorless, tasteless and nontoxic, krypton is obtained through the distillation of liquefied air. It is used in lighting and is famous for giving a brilliant white light in discharge tubes. It's sometimes combined with other gases to produce lights of different colors, and it is also used in krypton-fluoride lasers. An isotope of krypton, Kr-83, is used in MRI machines. Scientists believe that Earth's atmosphere contains krypton in about one part per million.

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