1898 Krypton

The book of science

Tom Sharp

LondonWilliam Ramsay, Morris Travers elements Krypton


Atomic number 36

Sounds mysterious

William Ramsay and Morris Travers were looking in liquid air for a new element lighter than argon. After they found krypton, heaver than argon, they kept looking until they found neon.

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Other readings:

  • Krypton,” Elementymology & Elements Multidict, by Peter van der Krogt