Meaning of RADON in English


Name: radon

Symbol: Rn

Atomic number: 86

Atomic weight: [ 222 ]

Group in periodic table: 18

Group name: Noble gas

Period in periodic table: 6

Block in periodic table: p-block

CAS registry ID: 10043-92-2

At ordinary temperatures radon is a colourless gas. When cooled below the freezing point, radon exhibits a brilliant phosphorescence which becomes yellow as the temperature is lowered and orange-red at the temperature of liquid air. The main hazard is from inhalation of the element and its decay products which are collected on dust in the air. Recently, radon buildup in homes from the surrounding soil and rocks has become a safety issue and some areas around the world test homes for radon gas. It is the heaviest known gas. Radon is present in some spring waters.

Chemistry of the elements English vocabulary.      Английский словарь химии элементов.