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Some chemical properties of xenon include dissolving slightly in water, reacting with fluorine and becoming toxic and explosive in compound form. Xenon is known as an "inert gas" or a "noble gas" because it typically doe... More »

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Xenon is the heaviest of the noble gases with a density of 5.84 grams per liter. It is colorless, odorless and tasteless. This nontoxic gas, while considered inert, forms compounds with oxygen and fluorine that are all t... More »

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Xenon is a noble or inert gas used mainly for its light-emitting properties in products like photographic flash lamps, automobile headlights and fog lights, bactericidal lamps, strobe lamps, electron tubes, and lamps use... More »

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